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Usher Teams Up With Macy’s For 37th Annual Fireworks Display

Grammy-Winning Superstar Will Lend Musical Inspiration, Talent
Global superstar and 8-time Grammy Award winning artist, Usher is set to curate the concept, score and design of the 37th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. Usher is seen here during a creative meeting with the Macy's Fireworks team on February, 17, 2013. Photo credit: Kent Miller/Macy's, Inc.

Global superstar and 8-time Grammy Award winning artist, Usher is set to curate the concept, score and design of the 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. Usher is seen here during a creative meeting with the Macy’s Fireworks team on February, 17, 2013. Photo credit: Kent Miller/Macy’s, Inc.

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The country’s largest Fourth of July fireworks display will take place over the Hudson River again this year — and to make it happen, Macy’s is teaming up with a superstar.

The patriotic, pyrotechnic extravaganza known as the 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will feature artistic design and a soundtrack by Usher — a first-ever, one-of-a-kind collaboration.

“I’m really excited to add my flavor,” said Usher.  “As an artist, it’s important that I expand creatively into new areas. Working on the score and fireworks design has been a great experience that’s allowed me to share my voice in a new way.”

The show, as always, can be heard on 1010 WINS Radio and worldwide on CBSNewYork.com.

Lending his artistic inspiration and talent, the eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist curating the overall design of the show, entitled “It Begins with A Spark.”

“This year Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be transformed into a giant party in the sky captivating audiences along the Hudson River and on television screens across the country,” Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

“Since 1976, Macy’s Fireworks have grown in scale and artistry. With this first-ever collaboration with Usher, we are taking the show to the next level of entertainment spectacle, combining the very best of Macy’s Fireworks with Usher’s unparalleled artistic vision.”

“The 4th of July is a collective celebration of freedom and I hope that through the music and visuals, I’ve helped express the energy and passion of our nation. I can’t wait for the countdown; we’re getting ready to surprise the audience with the ultimate Independence Day party.”