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Nicholas Scott “Nick” Cannon is an American actor, comedian, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, and radio and television personality. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ‘N Out, and America’s Got Talent. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. As a rapper, he released his debut self-titled albumin 2003 with the hit single “Gigolo”, a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2007 he played the role of the fictional footballer TJ Harper in the film Goal 2. In 2006, Cannon recorded singles “Dime Piece” and “My Wife” for a planned album Stages, which was never released. Cannon married American R&B/pop singer Mariah Carey on April 30, 2008.
In 2005, Cannon produced and hosted the MTV improv comedy series Wild ‘N Out. 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 hosted the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons, and is currently hosting the ninth season, of America’s Got Talent. He also hosted the first and only season of Nickelodeon’s Friday Night Slimetime. In addition, he was the DJ on Ellen DeGeneres’s Bigger, Longer, And Wider show. On December 11, 2009, Cannon hosted the HALO Awards along with Justin Timberlake, Hayden Panettiere, LeBron James, Kelly Rowland and Alicia Keys.
On July 4, 2011, Cannon hosted the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, an annual American competitive eating competition.
On November 4, 2013, Cannon was the master of ceremonies as well as an honoree at the annual Ebony Magazine Power 100 Awards.
In spring 2014, Cannon will be one of the three hosts of World’s Got Talent with Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.