About the Show
NBC celebrates the nation's birthday with its annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular." The show is the nation's largest patriotic pyrotechnic display with over 40,000 fireworks igniting the sky over the Hudson River. 2013's show featured a first-ever, one-of-a-kind collaboration with global superstar Usher. For the first time in the history of the show, a superstar artist collaborated with Macy's creative and pyrotechnic teams. Lending his artistic inspiration and talent, eight-time Grammy award-winning artist Usher curated the overall design of the show, entitled "It Begins with a Spark." From the rousing musical selections to the spectacular fireworks in the sky, Usher put his visionary stamp on the nation's biggest Independence Day party.