Cher credits success and longevity to luck

Cher credits her longevity to a simple notion: luck.

"I really believe it's luck," she said in a new sit-down interview with CBS News' Edward Lawrence. "I think it's luck. It doesn't make any sense that it's not. I think you have to be lucky because I do what I do and it's all well and good but it's not rocket science. It's just something. I believe it's 50 percent luck."

That "luck" Cher speaks of continues as she readies her new album, "Closer to the Truth," due Sept. 24. The set marks the singer's 26th solo album and her first since 2002's "Living Proof."

Armed with "great songs," Cher said there's not one track she doesn't like on the album, which features a guest appearance by Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.

"You get the inspiration from the song," Cher said, who noted that parts of the album have "a lot of effects." But that's apparently nothing new for Cher, who said she was the "first person ever to do auto-tune."

When asked whether she prefers acting or performing music, Cher said, "My passion lies with whatever I'm doing at the time...I only see what is front of me."

Cher's new album is currently streaming for free on Amazon -- go here to listen. And check out the video above for CBS News' interview with Cher.

  • CBS News Staff

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