Nick Cannon Biography

(TV Host, Actor and Rapper)

Birthday: October 8, 1980 (Libra)

Born In: San Diego, California, United States

Nicholas Scott Cannon, better known as Nick Cannon, is an American rapper, actor, comedian, record producer, and entrepreneur. The multi-faceted personality is also a radio and television host! He is famous for being the host of the hit reality show ‘America’s Got Talent’ and also for hosting ‘The Nick Cannon Show.’ After starting his acting career as a teenager on the TV show ‘All That,’ Cannon went on to appear in several TV shows and has even acted in a handful of films. Apart from this, he has also done radio-hosting. Not just this! As a rapper, he has released a few albums, including his debut self-titled album in 2003. And it doesn’t end here! Today, Cannon has also emerged as a successful entrepreneur who is associated with multiple business companies. He is the chairman of the television channel ‘TeenNick’ for ‘Nickelodeon.’ Besides this, he is also the Chief Creative Officer for ‘Radioshack.’ Due to Cannon’s immense success in the film, music, and radio industry, he is widely perceived as a multitalented figure.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Nicholas Scott Cannon

Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Mariah Carey (Ex-Wife), Mariah Carey (m. 2008–2016)

father: James Cannon

mother: Beth Gardner

children: Golden Cannon, Monroe Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon

Born Country: United States

Quotes By Nick Cannon African American Men

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

Diseases & Disabilities: Kidney Failure, Lupus

Notable Alumni: Monte Vista High School

U.S. State: California

City: San Diego, California

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education: Howard University, Monte Vista High School

Musical Career

Nick Cannon started his music career as a teenager in 1999. He formed a rap group named ‘Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad’ along with his friend Steve Groves. In 2001, he was signed by ‘Jive Records’ and was featured in the cover song ‘Parents Just Don't Understand’ for the ‘Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius’ film soundtrack. After this, he released his self-titled album in 2003. Then in 2005, he formed his own label ‘Can-I-Ball Records’ and released the single ‘Can I Live?’ However, this record label was dissolved and was replaced by a new one titled ‘N'Credible Entertainment’ in the year 2009. The rapper then released his debut mixtape ‘Child of the Corn’ on December 6, 2011, followed by the second mixtape ‘The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story’ on November 16, 2016. Cannon released ‘The Invitation’ on December 9, 2019, which was a response to Eminem's feature on Fat Joe and Dre's ‘Family Ties,’ dissing Cannon.

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Radio Hosting & Comedy

In 2010, Nick Cannon began hosting the morning show at 92.3 NOW FM alongside Southern Sarah Lee and Nikki. After this, he was signed for a weekly program titled ‘Cannon's Countdown.’ In the same year, Cannon announced that he would go on a comedy tour for ‘Just for Laughs’ festival in Montreal. The following year, he recorded his stand-up comedy special ‘Mr. Showbiz’ in Las Vegas.

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Television & Film Career

Nick Cannon created, hosted, and produced the MTV comedy series ‘Wild 'N Out’ in 2005. The same year, he hosted Nickelodeon's 2005 ‘Kids' Choice Awards.’ After this, he served as the DJ on ‘Bigger, Longer, and Wider’ show. Then in the year 2009, he hosted Nickelodeon’s ‘HALO Awards.’ That year, he was also signed as the host for ‘America's Got Talent’ and served in that position till 2016. Meanwhile in 2011, he hosted the popular eating competition ‘Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.’ In early 2012, Cannon created the comedy television series ‘Incredible Crew.’ During that time, he also started appearing in a music video television series named ‘TeenNick Top 10.’ The following year, he served as an honouree at the ‘Ebony Magazine Power 100 Awards.’ Cannon was then signed for the comedy-drama musical film ‘School Dance’ in 2014. The same year, he started hosting ‘Caught on Camera’ on NBC. That year, he was also featured in the American film ‘Drumline: A New Beat.’ In 2016, he returned to host the eighth season of ‘Wild 'N Out.’ It was announced in 2019 that Cannon would be appearing in his own syndicated daytime talk show in 2020 via Lionsgate's ‘Debmar-Mercury’ and his production company ‘NCredible Entertainment.’


Nick Cannon has been serving as the chairman of Nickelodeon network’s ‘TeenNick’ since 2009. In 2015, he was named the Chief Creative Officer for the wireless and electronic store network ‘Radioshack.’

Controversies & Scandals

In 2009, rapper Eminem released a track titled ‘Bagpipes from Baghdad,’ which made fun of Cannon's wife Mariah Carey. Cannon responded to this on his Twitter account. After this, Eminem responded with his mixtape-style track named ‘The Warning,’ which addressed both Cannon and his wife. Two years later, Cannon released a track titled ‘Warning (Remix),’ which criticized Eminem.

Personal Life

Nick Cannon was born on 8 October 1980, in San Diego, California, USA. In 2008, Cannon married Mariah Carey. Three years later, Carey gave birth to twins: son Moroccan Scott and daughter Monroe. Cannon and Carey separated in 2014 and their divorce was finalized in 2016. In 2017, Cannon had another son named Golden "Sagon" Cannon from girlfriend Brittany Bell. Since 2011, Cannon has been serving as the spokesperson at the national food drive, conducted by the ‘National Association of Letter Carriers.’ He suffered from mild kidney failure in 2012. Later, it was announced that the failure was due to lupus nephritis. Cannon enrolled at ‘Howard University’ in 2016.

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