Cher, 71, is practically naked as she takes to Billboard Music Awards stage to perform two massive hits

Cher picked up the Billboard Music Awards Icon Award on Sunday night, saying her success was down to luck.

Never one to do anything by halves, 71-year-old Cher defied her years and pulled out all the stops as she exposed her cleavage in a barely-there beaded dress.

The music legend finished off the look with a dip-dyed peroxide blonde wig and eye-popping purple nipple pasties.

After Cher, who has had a career lasting more than five decades, finished belting out Believe, it wasn’t long before she was back on stage to sing Turn Back Time.

This time she was dressed in an incredible sparkling black leotard and huge black curly wig, similar to the one she wore to open her Dressed to Kill Tour over 25 years ago.

The singer, who turned 71 just the day before, was handed the icon award by Gwen Stefani at the Las Vegas award ceremony.

Accepting the award, she said: “I want to thank my mum because when I was really young my mum said you’re not going to be the smartest, you’re not going to be the prettiest, you’re not going to be the most talented but you’re going to be special.

“And then when I met (husband) Sonny, he said the same thing. And there was really nothing about me that led anyone to believe that I was going to be special.

“So I’ve had so much help, I’ve had the greatest people to work with. I had an experience with Phil Spector, I worked for one year for 25 dollars. It taught me so much.

“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.”

Other big winners on the night included Drake who had already won ten of his 22 categories before the show evan began.

He eventually went on to win best male artist and top Billboard 200 album during the broadcast. An (understandably) absent Beyonce was named best female artist, best R&B artist, and best touring artist, while Twenty One Pilots was selected as best duo/group and top radio artist, just to name a few.

Other noteworthy wins included The Chainsmokers as top dance/electronic artist and top Hot 100 song with Halsey, Florida Georgia Line as top country song, Blake Shelton as top country artist, and Hamilton: An American Musical as top soundtrack/cast album.

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