Cher may be an icon, but she’s always remained humble — and we’ve got the video to prove it.
At the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 21), the 71-year-old singer took the stage to accept the coveted Icon award.
In her speech, Cher, who said she’s wanted to be a singer since she was four-years-old, made it a point to thank her mom, who she said told her, “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.”
The singer went on to share some of her humbling experiences, before revealing what she believes is the real reason for her success.
“I think luck has so much to do with with my success,” she said via Billboard.com. “I think it was mostly luck and a little bit of something thrown in.”
You’d think being the legend that she is, Cher would be willing to take a little credit for her fame — but that’s never been the case.
In fact, the singer displayed an equal amount of humility at the People’s Choice Awards back in 1989, where she won Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer.
“I think that I became an entertainer, a performer out of lack,” said Cher at the time.
The singer went on to say that she realizes what she does is not the cure for cancer or anything important, but that art can provide comfort in the hardest of times. She also talked about her popularity — and of course, just like during the BBMAs, she didn’t attribute any of it to her own hard work.
“I’m so proud and I’m so lucky to be doing the thing I dreamt of,” said Cher at the 1989 show, before closing with a quote that was originally shared with her by Sally Field.
Said Cher, “You like me, you really like me.”
Yes, Cher, we really like you.