MUSICAL SUPERSTARS MARIAH CAREY AND TIM MCGRAW TO PERFORM AT NBC'S ANNUAL 'MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS® SPECTACULAR,' ()
Multi-Faceted Entertainer Nick Cannon to Host the Live Telecast
NBC celebrates the nation's 237th birthday with a live broadcast of the "Macy's Fireworks Spectacular," featuring all-star performances by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, country music superstar Tim McGraw and others. Hosted by Nick Cannon of NBC's "America's Got Talent," the two-hour show will air on , with an encore presentation of the second hour of the fireworks special airing at
"Mariah Carey and Tim McGraw are the perfect complement to Macy's exceptional fireworks display," said Doug Vaughan, EVP of Specials and Late Night Programming for NBC Entertainment. "NBC is thrilled to have these amazing artists join us in celebrating America's birthday."
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold and a ground-breaking career total of 224 #1 Billboard hits, including an unprecedented 18 #1 Hot 100 singles, the most of any solo artist in history! Mariah's brand new single, "#Beautiful" a collaboration with Miguel, has won critical raves and is already #1 in over 30 countries and a certified radio smash. "#Beautiful" is the lead single from Mariah's new album. With her world renowned voice and her award-winning songwriting and producing and longevity she has clearly earned her place at the top of music's pantheon. As a singer/songwriter/ producer, she has been recognized with five GRAMMY® Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard's Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, and BMI's Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few.
"This year Macy's 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 Fireworks. "Since 1976, Macy's Fireworks have grown in scale and artistry. With this 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 telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy's. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is producer. Lachman's credits include a variety of NBC specials, including the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," in addition to "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" and a variety of other projects.
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