Nick Cannon was born on 8th October 1980 in San Diego, California, and raised by his grandfather. He grew up in Bay Vista Housing Projects in Lincoln Park. He was united with the Lincoln Park Bloods street gang as s teenager but left the gang when he lost a close friend to violence.
He started performing at the age of 8, and at age 11 he started performing comedy on his father’s local cable television show. He graduated in 1998 from Monte Vista High School and later moved to Hollywood. He did various stand-up comedy gigs at such places as The Laugh Factory, The Improv, and The Comedy Store. Cannon got his big debut role on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show “All That” in the mid-90s.
Nick did a small appearance in “Men in Black II in 2002. His first led role came when he played the main character Devon Miles in the movie Drumline in 2002. “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” appeared the following year, along with “Shall We Dance”, “Roll Bounce” and “Bobby” in 2006.
The role of Bobby won him the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2007 and the Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2015 he starred in Spike Leeflick’s “Chi Raq”. He becomes a flourishing television comedy sketch show on MTV from 2005-07 for 4 seasons. The show was again restored in 2012 with Nick as the host.
Nick made his record label known as “Can I Ball Records” in 2005. In 2003, his self-titled debut studio album reached #15 on the US R&B chart.
After canceling the Can I Ball Records in 2009, he established a new record label, “N’Credible Entertainment”. In 2010, Cannon formed a satirical character of Slick Rick known as Slick Nick. He released two singles featuring the character and published a mixtape titled ” Child of the Corn” in December 2011.
In July 2013 he delivered the new single “Me Sexy” and the second single “Looking For a Dream” starring Afrojack. The second album was released in 2014 known as “White People Party Music”. He also recorded an Eminem diss track, “The Invitation” in 2019.
America’s Got Talent
In 2009, he succeeded Regis Philbin as the host of “America’s Got Talent”, where he held the post from 2009-2016. He earned $70,000 per episode during his tenure as the show’s host. According to Nick, creative differences between him and NBC executives caused him to leave for the 2017 season. Nick, however, had been contemplating firing after his Showtime comedy special, “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot,” included disparaging comments about NBC. NBC executives initially refused Cannon’s resignation because the show was under contract, although they eventually accepted it, and Tyra Banks took over as host.
According to Nick’s podcast “Cannon’s Class”, he made comments that were perceived as antisemitic on June 30, 2020. During an interview with rapper Professor Griff of Public Enemy about leaving the group after making antisemitic remarks, Cannon discussed several conspiracy theories involving the wealthy Rothschild family that were considered antisemitic.
ViacomCBS terminated the relationship with Cannon on July 14, 2020, after the comments, citing “hateful speech and antisemitic conspiracy theories.” On July 16, 2020, he announced via tweet that he would take a break from his radio show to ponder and plan. The show is on indefinite hiatus. After issuing an apology on Twitter, he was able to continue hosting his Fox show “The Masked Singer”, which he has hosted since 2019.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were married on Windermere Island in The Bahamas in 2008, at her estate. They have twins Monroe and Moroccan Scott. Mariah and Nick officially separated in August 2014. In 2016, they finalized their divorce. Mariah’s net worth was $150 million when she entered the marriage in 2008, while Nick’s was less than $500,000. Mariah had a net worth of $150 million when she entered the marriage, according to their divorce filings.
Furthermore, the filings showed Mariah and Nick earned a total of $6.3 million and $2.7 million, respectively, in 2014. A settlement was made, which was kept confidential, by which Nick received the title to a 2012 Ferrari and agreed to pay the twins’ trust $5,000 a month. They sold their longtime home in Bel Air, LA, shortly after divorcing each other. In 2009, they paid $7 million for the home. Farrah Fawcett owned this house from the 1970s to 1999, after living there for over two decades.
Nicholas Scott Cannon runs his foundation, the Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation. In 2011, he filmed a PSA for the organization Do Something, which encourages teens to find a cause they are passionate about and to get involved and contribute to their communities. The National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual food drive has had Cannon as a celebrity spokesperson since 2011.