NEW YORK, NY - Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band have been added to the lineup for the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks ® Spectacular,” which will air Friday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. on 21 WFMJ) with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. highlighting the second hour of the special.
Iglesias and Zac Brown Band join the event’s previously announced performers, including country music superstars Hunter Hayes and Miranda Lambert, as well as chart-toppers Ariana Grande and Lionel Richie. The two-hour special is hosted by Nick Cannon of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Grammy Award-winning international icon Enrique Iglesias is one of the best-selling Spanish artists ever, with overall sales surpassing 100 million albums worldwide. His legacy includes five Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with two landing at #1. He also boasts 13 number #1 songs on the Billboard Dance Chart, which is the most for any male performer in the chart’s history. In total, he’s enjoyed 72 #1’s across all Billboard charts. Plus, he holds the record for most #1 Spanish-language singles on the Hot Latin Tracks Chart with 25. Iglesias’ 10th full-length album “Sex and Love” was released March 14 by Republic Records.
Three-time Grammy winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. The band's three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give, and The Foundation have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of eleven #1 hit singles. On the road, the group performed for over 1.3 million fans in 2013 with 70+ headline dates and more than a dozen major festival appearances. The band's latest album, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, is out now on Southern Ground and features a 45-minute film by Southern Reel on the making of the album.
“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are a one-of-a-kind spectacle that will once again inspire audiences nationwide as we illuminate the shores of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn with stunning effects, color and sound,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “We are thrilled to be working with our partners in the City of New York to have the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge as our canvas and stunning backdrop for this year’s bigger-than life display.
Since 1976, Macy’s Fireworks have grown in scale and artistry as they burst to life over many of New York City’s waterways and neighborhoods. Incorporating landmarks and milestones is a Macy’s Fireworks signature. Macy’s last showcased the Brooklyn Bridge in its fireworks spectacle in 1995. This year’s creative presentation of the bridge’s renowned architecture will reach new heights of imagination during the 25-minute display.
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” and “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” in addition to the last three years of “Michael Bublé’s Christmas Special.”