Cher Triumphs Time: 25 Years of ‘Believe’ & Her Evergreen Journey in Music

Music icon Cher, at 77 years of age, celebrates a significant milestone in her illustrious career: the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking single “Believe.” This celebration is marked by the release of a repackaged deluxe edition of her album that achieved critical acclaim, including nominations for Best Pop Album and Record of the Year at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

Cher, known for her timeless appeal and ability to transcend generational divides, openly addresses the complexities of aging in the public eye. In a recent interview on the Today show with Harry Smith, she shared her candid thoughts about the anniversary of “Believe.” Her lighthearted yet poignant remarks about the passage of time reflect a blend of humor and introspection.

The 1999 dance-pop hit “Believe” holds a special place in music history, not only for its chart-topping success but also for popularizing the use of AutoTune. The song enjoyed four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned Cher three Grammy nominations. The single, particularly noted for its pioneering sound, also led to Cher’s first Grammy win for Best Dance Recording.

The deluxe edition of Cher’s 22nd studio album, which originally peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart, includes a bonus disc with remixes of several tracks. This includes three versions of “Believe” from the era, alongside remixes and radio edits of “Strong Enough,” “All or Nothing,” and “Dov’è l’amore.” This compilation, available in both 3LP and 2CD formats, is a testament to the enduring popularity of Cher’s music.

In addition to revisiting her past successes, Cher remains active in the music scene with the recent release of her first Christmas album, titled “Christmas.” This album adds a new dimension to her diverse discography and showcases her ability to adapt and evolve as an artist. Fans can look forward to Cher’s performance at the upcoming “Christmas at Rockefeller Center” event on NBC, where she will perform selections from this latest album alongside a star-studded lineup.

Furthermore, Cher shared insights into her struggles with writing her memoir. She humorously noted the challenges posed by her extensive and varied life experiences, suggesting that her autobiography would need to be as comprehensive as an encyclopedia.

Cher’s ongoing journey in the music industry and her candid reflections on aging and her legacy continue to resonate with fans worldwide. As she celebrates this significant anniversary, Cher remains a symbol of enduring talent and an inspiration to artists and audiences alike.

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