The Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Curated By Usher, With Performances By Mariah Carey & Tim McGraw

The 37th Annual Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular curated by Usher, with performances by Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez.

The show starts at 8pm EST and will first have the artists performances and after that, the greatest fireworks display in America. More that 40,000 fireworks will light up the sky, synchronized to a 25-minute, hand-picked score. You won’t want to miss this.

The fireworks show can be seen from any are with an unobstructed view of the sky above the Hudson River. There are four badges  positioned in the Hudson River between 24th street and 42nd street. For the best spots, head to the 12th avenue below 59th street at the following access points along  11th avenue.

Access points:

24th Street    26th Street    27th Street

29th Street    33rd Street    34th Street

40th Street    42nd Street    44th Street

50th Street    52nd Street    54th Street

56th Street    57th Street

Macy’s says you won’t want to miss the lights show during the last 5 minutes of the fireworks finale if you’re near the Empire State Building.

Parking will not be available in the area, so it is recommended to leave your cars at home. NYC transit will run increased Subway service before, and after the fireworks. Bus service near the fireworks will be rerouted, with extra trips available after the event.

Use public transportation and buy round-trip fare with MetroCard to avoid long lines after the fireworks. visit mta.info to plan your trip.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

 

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Usher Stepson’s Jet Ski Accident: Friend Probed

A family friend of R&B star Usher is under investigation after the singer’s 11-year-old stepson was left reportedly brain dead last week during a jet ski accident while swimming in a Georgia lake.

Jeffrey S. Hubbard, 38, a friend of Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster, is now being investigated after the July 8 collision on Georgia’s Lake Lanier that caused 11-year-old Kyle Glover and an unidentified 15-year-old girl to be airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, where the boy still remains.

“The accident is under investigation, and Hubbard is [under investigation] as the operator of the personal watercraft,” Sgt. Mike Burgamy with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told ABC News.

“A pontoon was pulling the two adolescents on an inner tube, and the personal water craft went over the top of them,” he added. Burgamy said that approximately 20 seconds after the accident occurred Eric Isom, one of two department rangers who witnessed the incident, leaped into the water to assist the two kids. Glover was hit in the head and was unresponsive at the scene. He was found face up in water, and the unidentified 15-year-old girl was found face down, he said.

The girl sustained a broken arm and a laceration on her head, according to ABC News affiliate WSB. Calls by ABC News to Childs Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston were not immediately returned.

Burgamy said that drugs or alcohol use is not suspected to have been a factor in the accident.

Usher, whose full name is Usher Raymond IV, and his ex Tameka Foster have made headlines this year amid a bitter custody dispute over their two children, but this tragedy has brought them together, TMZ reports. The star entertainer chartered a plane for Foster, who was out of town, so she could race to be at the side of her son with Atlanta TV executive Ryan Glover.

For Usher, the incident is the latest in a string of difficult events.

Read more of this story on Good Morning America

Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Highlights

Your favorite celebs on this Year’s Billboard Music Awards’ Red Carpet.

Even without her famous curls, Taylor Swift looks smart and sophisticated in this snappy red dress.

Following a record-breaking year on the charts, Katy Perry makes her grand entrance in Vegas sporting a sleek lavender gown.

John Legend arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, ready to pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston.

Featured presenter Swizz Beatz hits the carpet sporting a stylish summertime suit.

It’s no surprise Miley Cyrus caught the camera’s eye in this risqué blazer-meets-miniskirt combo.

Are you ready to party rock? LMFAO’s Sky Blu and Redfoo gear up for their opening performance in true LMFAO fashion.

Suave beyond his years, Justin Bieber brings his urban-cool look to the Billboard Music Awards red carpet.

Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Billboard R&B favorite Brandy meets the press sporting a chic summer ensemble.

Prior to her show-stopping collaboration with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys poses in a sleek black gown.

R&B songstress Jordin Sparks is all smiles prior to her rousing performance of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

Usher arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in style, looking ready for the summer months in this robin’s egg suit.

All photos by  Getty Images.

Billboard Music Awards 2012 Highlights, Videos and Complete List of Winners

LMFAO opened the show with some plush dancing moves at the Billboard Music Awards, 2012 on May 20th.

Here’s the video of their performance

Usher and Bieber goof around in the front row during the show at the Billboard Music Awards, 2012 on May 20th.

Taylor Swift accepts the Woman of the Year award from Zooey Deschanel at the Billboard Music Awards, 2012 on May 20th. Photo by: Getty Images

Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys speak onstage during their collaborative performance at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Katy Perry performs her never before heard single, ‘Wide Awake’ at the Billboard Music Awards, 2012 on May 20th.

Carrie Underwood performs ‘Blown Away’ at the Billboard Music Awards, 2012 on May 20th.

Taylor walks onstage to receive her award for Woman of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards, 2012 on May 20th.

Icon award winner Stevie Wonder performs with a chorus for his medley at the Billboard Music Awards, 2012 on May 20th.

John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg and Jordin Sparks walk onstage to celebrate Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards, 2012 on May 20th.

Here’s the stunning performance

Chris Brown shouts out Team Breezy while accepting the 2012 Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artist.

CeeLo Green is in a great mood while he and his Goodie Mob pals perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards,

“Scream” if you love Usher! The pop star performs onstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Justin Bieber gets the crowd moving with his “Believe” single “Boyfriend  at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Kelly Clarkson trots out her newest single, “Dark Side,” with an intense performance at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

In case you missed the show here is the complete list of this year’s Billboard Music Awards:

Top Artist: 
Adele — WINNER
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Lil Wayne

Top New Artist: 
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa —WINNER

Top Male Artist: 
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Lil Wayne — WINNER
Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist: 
Adele — WINNER
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Duo/Group: 
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO — WINNER
Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist: 
Adele — WINNER
Justin Bieber
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne

Top Hot 100 Artist: 
Adele — WINNER
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Digital Songs Artist: 
Adele — WINNER
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist: 
Adele — WINNER
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

Top Touring Artist: 
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
U2 — WINNER
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist: 
Justin Bieber — WINNER
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top Streaming Artist: 
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars
Rihanna — WINNER

Top Digital Media Artist: 
Adele — WINNER 
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist: 
Adele — WINNER
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top R&B Artist: 
Beyonce
Chris Brown — WINNER
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist: 
Drake
Lil Wayne — WINNER
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Top Country Artist: 
Jason Aldean
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum — WINNER
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist: 
The Black Keys
Coldplay — WINNER
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Alternative Artist: 
The Black Keys
Coldplay — WINNER
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist: 
Mana
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira – WINNER

Top Dance Artist: 
David Guetta
Lady Gaga — WINNER
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears

Top Christian Artist: 
Casting Crowns — WINNER
MercyMe
Skillet
Laura Story
Chris Tomlin

ALBUMS AWARDS: 

Top Billboard 200 Album: 
Adele – “21” — WINNER
Michael Buble – “Christmas”
Drake – “Take Care”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
Lil Wayne – “Tha Carter IV”

Top Pop Album: 
Adele – “19”
Adele – “21” — WINNER
Michael Buble – “Christmas”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
Justin Bieber – “Under The Mistletoe”

Top R&B Album: 
Beyonce – “4” — WINNER
Mary J. Blige – “My Life II …The Journey Continues (Act 1)”
Chris Brown – “F.A.M.E.”
Jennifer Hudson – “I Remember Me”
Rihanna – “Talk That Talk”

Top Rap Album: 
Bad Meets Evil – “Hell: The Sequel”
Drake – “Take Care”
Jay Z & Kanye West – “Watch The Throne”
Lil Wayne – “Tha Carter IV” — WINNER 
LMFAO – “Sorry For Party Rocking”

Top Country Album: 
Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party” — WINNER
The Band Perry – “The Band Perry”
Luke Bryan – “Tailgates & Tanlines”
Lady Antebellum – “We Own The Night”
Scotty McCreery – “Clear As Day”

Top Rock Album: 
Coldplay – “Mylo Xyloto” — WINNER
Foo Figthers – “Wasting Light”
Foster The People – “Torches”
Mumford & Sons – “Sigh No More”
Nickelback – “Here And Now

Top Alternative Album: 
Coldplay – “Mylo Xyloto” — WINNER
Foo Figthers – “Wasting Light”
Foster The People – “Torches”
Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”
Nickelback “Here And Now”

Top Latin Album: 
Camila – “Dejarte De Amar”
Cristian Castro – “Viva El Principe”
Mana – “Drama Y Luz”
Prince Royce – “Prince Royce”
Romeo Santos – “Formula: Vol. 1” — WINNER

Top Dance Album: 
David Guetta – “Nothing But The Beat”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way” — WINNER 
Lady Gaga – “The Fame”
LMFAO – “Sorry For Party Rocking”
Skrillex – “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”

Top Christian Album: 
Casting Crowns – “Come To The Well” — WINNER
Casting Crowns – “Until The Whole World Hears”
Skillet – “Awake”
Laura Story – “Blessings”
Various Artists “Wow Hits 2012”

SONG AWARDS:

Top Hot 100 Song: 
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem” — WINNER
Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – “Give Me Everything”

Top Digital Song: 
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem” — WINNER
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”

Top Radio Song: 
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – “Give Me Everything” –WINNER
Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”

Top Streaming Song (Audio): 
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep” — WINNER 
David Guetta Feat. Usher – “Without You”
Lil Wayne – “How To Love”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass

Top Streaming Song (Video): 
Adele – “Someone Like You”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass” — WINNER

Top Pop Song: 
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem” — WINNER 
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 Feat, Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”

Top R&B Song: 
Chris Brown – “She Ain’t You”
Cee Lo Green – “Fk You (Forget You)
Jeremih Feat. 50 Cent – “Down On Me”
Miguel – “Sure Thing”
Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne – “Motivation” — WINNER

Top Rap Song: 
Flo Rida – “Good Feeling”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem” — WINNER
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”

Top Country Song: 
Jason Aldean – “Dirt Road Anthem” — WINNER 
Luke Bryan – “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
Eli Young Band – “Crazy Girl”
Lady Antebellum – “Just A Kiss”
Blake Shelton – “Honey Bee”

Top Rock Song: 
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Adele – “Someone Like You”
Coldplay – “Paradise”
Foo Fighters – “Walk”
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks” — WINNER

Top Alternative Song: 
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep” — WINNER
AWOLNATION – “Sail”
Coldplay – “Paradise”
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”

Top Latin Song: 
Don Omar & Lucenzo – “Danza Kuduro” — WINNER 
Don Omar – “Taboo”
Pitbull – “Bon Bon”
Prince Royce – “Corazon Sin Cara”
Romeo Santos Feat. Usher – “Promise”

Top Dance Song: 
Dev – “In The Dark”
David Guetta Feat. Usher – “Without You”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem” — WINNER
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Britney Spears – “Til The World Ends”

Top Christian Song: 
Casting Crowns – “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)”
Jamie Grace Feat. TobyMac – “Hold Me”
Mandisa – “Stronger”
Laura Story – “Blessings” — WINNER
Matthew West – “Strong Enough”

Spotlight Award 
Katy Perry

Woman of the Year 
Taylor Swift

Millennium Award
Whitney Houston

Billboard Icon Award
Stevie Wonder