43 Facts About Nick Cannon


Nick Cannon acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce.


In 2006, Nick Cannon recorded the singles "Dime Piece" and "My Wife" for the planned album Stages, which was never released.


Nick Cannon was born on October 8,1980, in San Diego, California.


Nick Cannon was largely raised by his paternal grandfather, whom both he and his biological father called "dad".


Nick Cannon received his first break doing stand-up comedy on his father's local cable public access TV program.


In 2005, Nick Cannon formed his own record label, Can-I-Ball Records, with plans to release his second studio album, entitled Stages, later that year.


In 2009, Nick Cannon formed a new label after cancelling his old label Can-I-Ball Records entitled N'Credible Entertainment.


In 2010, Cannon created a parody of hip hop pioneer Slick Rick entitled "Slick Nick".


On December 6,2011, Nick Cannon released his debut mixtape entitled Child of the Corn.


On November 16,2016, Nick Cannon released his second mixtape The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story.


On December 2,2016, Nick Cannon released a single called "Hold On" on iTunes.


Nick Cannon released "The Invitation", an Eminem diss track, on December 9,2019, as a response to Eminem's feature on Fat Joe and Dre's "Lord Above" dissing Nick Cannon.


The track featured former record producer and convicted felon Suge Knight, as well as rappers Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips and Prince Eazy, whom Nick Cannon referred to as "The Black Squad".


In 2005, Nick Cannon created, produced, and hosted the MTV improv comedy series Wild 'N Out.


On December 11,2009, Cannon hosted the Nickelodeon HALO Awards along with Justin Timberlake, Hayden Panettiere, LeBron James, Kelly Rowland and Alicia Keys.


In 2010, Cannon created and co-hosted the short-lived TeenNick original series The Nightlife.


On July 4,2011, Nick Cannon hosted the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, an annual American competitive eating competition.


The series would air until March 17,2018, when TeenNick Cannon phased out all original programming.


On November 4,2013, Nick Cannon was the master of ceremonies as well as an honoree at the annual Ebony Magazine Power 100 Awards.


On February 3,2021, Nick Cannon tested positive for COVID-19, leading to Niecy Nash temporarily filling in for him during his quarantine during the fifth season of The Masked Singer.


Nick Cannon returned to hosting duty after competing as the wild card contestant "Bulldog" in the fifth episode and was eliminated by Nash's choice.


In 2019, it was announced that Nick Cannon would be debuting his own syndicated daytime talk show in 2020 via Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury and Nick Cannon's own production company, NCredible Entertainment.


From 2009 to 2016, Nick Cannon served as the host of America's Got Talent.


Nick Cannon announced he would not be back for 2017, citing creative differences between him and the executives of NBC.


Nick Cannon was technically under contract to host America's Got Talent and could have been potentially sued by NBC for breach of contract, though this was considered unlikely.


Nick Cannon's resignation was ultimately accepted as final without further incident.


Nick Cannon was replaced in his position as host of America's Got Talent by Tyra Banks, known for having hosted America's Next Top Model.


In 2012, Nick Cannon created a sketch-comedy series, Incredible Crew, starring six teenagers as Cannon wrote and produced the theme song.


On November 30,2012, a picture of Cannon was posted on the Ncredible Entertainment website, which reported that Nick signed a deal with NBCUniversal to produce scripted and unscripted material for the network.


In December 2015, Nick Cannon was named "Chief Creative Officer" of RadioShack in hopes of catering to a younger crowd.


On January 19,2010, Nick Cannon hosted the morning show with co-hosts Nikki and Southern Sarah Lee at 92.3 NOW FM in New York.


Nick Cannon has a weekly chart program called Nick Cannon's Countdown that is syndicated by CBS Radio.


On February 17,2012, Nick Cannon stepped down from 92.3 NOW citing health issues.


On July 13,2010, Nick Cannon announced that he was going on a comedy tour in fall 2010, beginning at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.


In early 2011, Nick Cannon recorded his first stand-up comedy special titled Mr Showbiz at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.


Nick Cannon was hospitalized on January 4,2012, for treatment of "mild kidney failure", and again on February 17,2012, after a pulmonary embolism.


Nick Cannon endorsed the 2020 presidential campaign of rapper Kanye West after he guest-starred on his podcast Nick Cannon's Class.


Nick Cannon married singer-songwriter Mariah Carey on April 30,2008, at her private estate on Windermere Island in the Bahamas.


From 2020 onwards, Nick Cannon attracted significant media attention for fathering a large number of children with multiple partners.


In 2011, Nick Cannon filmed a public service announcement for Do Something encouraging teens to find a cause about which they are passionate and take action in their communities.


Since 2011, Nick Cannon has served as the celebrity spokesperson for the National Association of Letter Carriers' annual national food drive, which is held throughout the United States on the second Saturday in May.


On July 14,2020, Nick Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS after making racist and anti-Semitic remarks during an episode of his podcast Cannon's Class with Professor Griff.


Nick Cannon donated his first paycheck to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in light of the incident.