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.
"I love art and entertainment too much to watch it be ruined by controlling corporations and big business," Cannon said in a statement, referencing cable giant Comcast's ownership of NBC.
Cannon, however, is technically under contract to host America's Got Talent and could potentially be sued by NBC for breach of contract, though this is considered unlikely.
Growing up in Lincoln Park, a notorious gang-ridden neighborhood in Southeast San Diego Cannon avoided gangs and spent most of his time playing basketball.
Cannon received his first break doing stand-up comedy on his father's local cable access program.
On November 30, 2012, a picture of Nick 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.
On January 19, 2010, Cannon started hosting the morning show (6-10AM) with co-hosts Nikki and Southern Sarah Lee at 92.3 NOW FM (WXRK-FM) in New York.
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".
Prior to the release of the mixtape, a music video for the single "If I Was Your Man" was released on November 7, 2016.
The song features Jeremih and the music video features a cameo appearance by Chili of TLC.
He announced he would not be back for 2017, citing creative differences between him and executives at NBC.