Billboard Music Awards 2017: Cher Gives Nostalgic Performance, Imagine Dragons Honors Chris Cornell


Billboard Music Awards 2017:  Cher Gives Nostalgic Performance, Imagine Dragons Honors Chris Cornell


The actress/singer performed 'Believe' and 'If I Could Turn Back Time', while the lead vocalist of the rock band delivered tribute speech to the late singer.
A diva blessed the 2017 Billboard Music Awards with her powerful performances. Prior to accepting the Icon Award, Cher took the stage to perform her biggest hit "Believe". Sporting a bleach blonde wig, glittery silver dress and silver boots, she sang and danced passionately with a crew of dancers. It marked her first performance on award show in more than fifteen years.



Not stopping there, Cher then came back to the stage to show her commanding presence by performing another hit called "If I Could Turn Back Time". Going all-black, she rocked black curly wig, black leather jacket and sparkling black bodysuit as she made the crowd go wild.



There was a touching moment at the event, though. After delivering a powerful performance with his band Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds took the stage for the second time to honor the late singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell.

"Although tonight is a time to celebrate the music and artists of the past year, it's also a time to remember someone we lost this week," Reynolds told the audiences. "Soundgarden and Audioslave's Chris Cornell was a true innovator, a musical architect and a pioneer on the cutting edge of a legendary performer, a singer who has a voice for the ages and a philanthropic whose Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation helped so many children around the world."

He continued, "Even though Chris is gone, his legacy endures. We send our respects as well as our love to Chris' family at this time." Holding back tears, the singer asked for a moment of silence as a photo of Cornell filled the screens.



Another touching moment was when Celine Dion performed her smash hit song which is also the soundtrack of 1997 romantic movie "Titanic", "My Heart Will Go On". She celebrated the 20th anniversary of the track that night.

Singing inside a chandelier that hung from the venue's ceiling, Dion created a heartfelt vibes with her powerful vocal. At one point during the performance, scenes from "Titanic" appeared on the screens, including the iconic kiss shared by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.



Bruno Mars completed the mind-blowing lineup of performers that night. He didn't disappoint us when he delivered an electrifying performance on the show. Sporting a casual ensemble, the crooner lit up the stage with his romantic and sexy song "Versace on the Floor" from his latest album "24K Magic".



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