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Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1980-10-08 (40 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: San Diego, California, USA

32 Movies · 33 TV shows

Biography

Nicholas Scott Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American comedian, rapper, and television host. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'n Out, America's Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle Shorties and The Masked Singer. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce. As a rapper he released his debut self-titled album in 2003 with the single "Gigolo", a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2007 he played the role of the fictional footballer TJ Harper in the film Goal II: Living the Dream. In 2006, Cannon recorded the singles "Dime Piece" and "My Wife" for the planned album Stages, which was never released. Cannon married American singer Mariah Carey in 2008. The couple separated and filed for divorce in December 2014. The divorce was finalized in 2016, and they co-parent their children.

Career

1999–2006: Music beginnings, Nick Cannon and Stages. As a teenager, Cannon was one-third of the rap group "Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad", they opened for the likes of Will Smith, LFO, 98 Degrees, and Montell Jordan. After signing with Jive Records in 2001, he was featured alongside Romeo Miller and 3LW on the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius soundtrack with a cover of the 1988 hit song "Parents Just Don't Understand". His debut self titled album was released in 2003 and included the single "Your Pops Don't Like Me (I Really Don't Like This Dude)".In 2005, Cannon formed his own record label, Can-I-Ball Records, with plans to release his second studio album, entitled Stages, later that year. The album's first single, "Can I Live?", an anti-abortion song, was released in July 2005 followed by the second single "Dime Piece" in March 2006. It was never released because of Nick Cannon's acting career. 2009–2012: N'Credible Entertainment, Slick Nick and Child of the Corn. 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". He released two songs by the character such as "I'm a Slick Rick", a freestyle of Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie" in which he attempted to diss hip hop mega-star Eminem, and "Nick's Story", a freestyle rap version of Slick Rick's "Children's Story". On December 6, 2011, Nick Cannon released his debut mixtape entitled Child of the Corn. 2013–present: White People Party Music and second mixtape. On July 26, 2013, Nick Cannon premiered his new single "Me Sexy" and announced over seven years after the shelving of his album Stages that he was working on a new second studio album entitled White People Party Music featuring collaborations with Afrojack, Pitbull, Future and Polow da Don.The album's second single "Looking for a Dream" was released on February 11, 2014. The song features Afrojack. The music video was released on VEVO on February 13.On November 16, 2016, Cannon released his second mixtape The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story. Prior to the release of the mixtape, a music video for the single "If I Was Your Man" was released on November 7, 2016.On December 2, 2016, Cannon released a single called "Hold On" on iTunes.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 "Family Ties" dissing Cannon. The track featured former record producer and convicted felon Suge Knight, as well as rappers Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips and Prince Eazy, whom Cannon referred to as "The Black Squad". After Eminem responded to Cannon with two tweets, Cannon released a second diss track the next day featuring the same rappers as well as Conceited titled "Pray For Him".

Personal Life

Cannon married singer-songwriter Mariah Carey on April 30, 2008, at her private estate on Windermere Island in the Bahamas. On April 30, 2011, their third wedding anniversary, Carey gave birth to fraternal twins: daughter Monroe (after Marilyn Monroe) and son Moroccan Scott, because Cannon proposed to Carey in her Moroccan-style room; Scott is Cannon's middle name and his grandmother's maiden name. Monroe, like her mother, has no middle name. After six years of marriage, the pair separated and filed for divorce in 2014, but reunited briefly in 2015. Their divorce was finalized in 2016.Cannon's son with model Brittany Bell, Golden "Sagon" Cannon, was born on February 21, 2017.Cannon was hospitalized on January 4, 2012, for treatment of "mild kidney failure", and again on February 17, 2012 after a pulmonary embolism. On March 5, 2012 he announced that his kidney problems were due to lupus nephritis.Cannon enrolled at Howard University in 2016 and graduated in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Criminology/Administration of Justice and a minor in Africana Studies. Activism. In 2011, 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, 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. Racism controversy. On July 14, 2020, Nick Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS after making racist and anti-Semitic remarks during an episode of his podcast with Professor Griff. Cannon endorsed conspiracies about Jewish control of finance, claimed that Jews had stolen the identity of black people as the "true Hebrews", and cited Louis Farrakhan, who is labeled as an anti-semite by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League. Cannon also made black supremacist statements, calling white people "savages" who were "closer to animals", claiming the "only way that they can act is evil", citing the pseudoscientific melanin theory. Two days later, Cannon released an apology only for his remarks regarding anti-Semitism. At the same time, he has demanded for complete ownership for Wild 'n Out, and an apology from ViacomCBS for his termination.

Early Life

Cannon was born on October 8, 1980 in San Diego, California. Cannon was largely raised by his paternal grandfather, whom both he and his biological father called "dad". As a child, Cannon grew up in Lincoln Park's Bay Vista Housing Projects, which is a gang-ridden section of Southeast San Diego. While in his teenage years, he was affiliated with the "Lincoln Park Bloods" street gang, but stated that he left behind his affiliations after losing a close friend. In 1998, he graduated from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, where he was president of the African Student Coalition and participated in track and field. Cannon received his first break doing stand-up comedy on his father's local cable access program.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2017.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2016.

1 TV show

2015.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

2014.

2 Movies

2013.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows

2012.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2010.

1 Movie

2009.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2008.

2 Movies

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2006.

4 Movies · 1 TV show

2005.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows

2004.

2 Movies

2003.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2001.

1 TV show

2000.

1 Movie

1999.

4 TV shows

1998.

2 TV shows

1996.

1 TV show

1995.

1 TV show

1994.

1 TV show

1993.

1 TV show

1992.

1 TV show

1983.

1 TV show

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1 Movie
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