In addition, he was the DJ on Ellen De Generes's Bigger, Longer, And Wider show.On December 11, 2009, Cannon hosted the Nickelodeon HALO Awards along with Justin Timberlake, Hayden Panettiere, Le Bron James, Kelly Rowland and Alicia Keys.As a kid Cannon grew up in Lincoln Park's Bay Vista Housing Projects, which is a notorious gang-ridden section in Southeast San Diego.
As a teenager, Cannon formed the rap group "Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad" with his friend Steve Groves; 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".On December 6, 2011, Nick Cannon released his debut mixtape entitled Child of the Corn.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.That same year he hosted the so-called slime stunt on Nickelodeon's 2005 Kids' Choice Awards in which a human cannonball was shot into slime.
He also hosted the first and only season of Nickelodeon's Friday Night Slimetime.
He filed for divorce in December 2014, after six years of marriage. 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'.
On November 4, 2013, Cannon was the master of ceremonies as well as an honoree at the annual Ebony Magazine Power 100 Awards.
From 2009 to 2016, Cannon served as the host of America's Got Talent.
Prior to the release of the mixtape, a music video for the single "If I Was Your Man" was released on November 7, 2016.