Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again World Premiere

Mamma Mia! Cher’s Age-Defying Latest Act

At 72, the pop icon shows no signs of slowing down.

For more than 50 years, Cher has been winning hearts and topping charts — and she's not done yet. At 72 years old, the pop goddess is receiving high praise for her cameo in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (in theaters now), and she recently announced plans to release her own album of ABBA covers inspired by the movie. With at least one hit to her name in every decade since the 1960s, there's no need for this diva to turn back time. Here, a look at Cher's most recent triumphs.

STILL GOT GAME Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images STILL GOT GAME Recent reviews for “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” have been quick to praise Cher's mere presence. “If she didn’t already exist, she’d probably have to be invented for the finale, a living manifestation of pop-culture fantasy in a creamy white pantsuit, crooning ‘Fernando'," wrote Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt. “Her performance is a lot like the movie: winky, silly, simultaneously camp and sincere — and lit, in every last frame, like a dream.” SOUL SISTERS Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images SOUL SISTERS Meryl Streep plants a kiss on old pal Cher during the London premiere of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," July 16.

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IT'S NOT OVER TILL IT'S OVER Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images IT'S NOT OVER TILL IT'S OVER In February 2017, at the age of 70, Cher announced her return to the Las Vegas stage with the “Classic Cher” tour. Recalling the decision to continue performing, she told Maria Shriver on "Today," "I didn’t want to be finished. I didn’t want to be through with singing, and I knew that this would probably be the last time." ICONIC John Shearer/BBMA2017 ICONIC Following a showstopping set of throwback hits at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Cher was given the ICON Award in honor of her 100 million albums sold worldwide. "From the first note, you know it’s her," said presenter Gwen Stefani. "Her artistry, her commitment to her craft, and her willingness to take on new creative challenges have served as an inspiration to me in my career and she continues to inspire.” BRAGGING RIGHTS Ethan Miller/Getty Images BRAGGING RIGHTS Cher in all her glory at the Billboard Music Awards, May 2017. Accepting the ICON Award one day after her birthday, the ever-confidant diva bragged, "I'm 71 yesterday...And I can do a five-minute plank, okay? Just saying." SOMETHING SPECIAL John Shearer/BBMA2017 SOMETHING SPECIAL In an emotional moment during her acceptance speech, Cher thanked her mother for giving her the courage to go after her dream. "I've wanted to do what I do since I was four years old and I've been doing it for 53 years," she said. "I want to thank my mom because when I was young, my mom 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.'"



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