Billboard Music Awards 2017: Cher Nabs Icon Award, Drake Steals the Night With 13 Awards

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The 'Believe' songstress picked up the award after her show-stopping performance, while the 30-year-old rapper brought home 13 awards, including Top Artist Award and Top Rap Album Award.
After delivering her first award show performance in 15 years at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Cher picked up the well-deserved Icon Award. Gwen Stefani, the award's presenter, called Cher "truly the definition of an icon." Cher has now joined the list of past recipients of the honor which include Celine Dion, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond.

In her lengthy acceptance speech, the "Believe" hitmaker jokingly said, "So I've wanted to do what I do since I was four years old. And I've been doing it for 53 years. That is not an applause thing, I'm 71 yesterday. And I can do a five-minute plank, okay? Just saying."

She then thanked some of producers and musicians she had worked with in the nearly six decades of her career. "I think luck has so much to do with my success. I think it was mostly luck and a little bit of something thrown in," said Cher.

Drake was also the center of attention this evening. He walked away with 13 awards, surpassing Adele as the artist with most BBMA wins in one night. The "Hotline Bling" hitmaker picked up ten early awards and three other wins at the event. During his speech when accepting Top Artist Award, he said, "Life is like a toilet paper. Either you're on a roll, or taking s***t from a**holes."

Other massive winners were Beyonce Knowles and Twenty One Pilots with five awards each. Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers earned four awards.

Another highlight at this year's BBMAs was the attendance of South Korean boyband Bangtan Boys. Not stopping there, the group won Top Artist Award, thanks to their massive fanbase worldwide. Rap Monster said, "We still cannot believe we're standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards...Most importantly, this award belongs to the every people all around the world that shine the love and light on us by the million and make BTS proud."

2017 Billboard Music Awards: Red Carpet | Performances

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