usher2_web.jpgNEW YORK (AP) — Usher will be the spark for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show. The Grammy-winning singer will collaborate with Macy’s to curate the concept, music and design for the fireworks, which will be launched from barges off Manhattan.

It’s the first time the company has worked with an artist on the concept for its annual show.

Usher will score the music for It Begins With a Spark, which will feature his songs, as well as songs and hits from Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Sinatra.