Nick Cannon was a celebrity before he met and married Mariah Carey. He was a rapper, a television personality, a host and an entrepreneur; however, it his relationship with the iconic singer that shot his career into another stratosphere. Now, even though he and Carey are divorced, he’s a bona fide star with a hosting gig on America’s Got Talent. He’s come a long way since he first got into the entertainment business as a teen. In celebration of his birthday, we have 8 things you didn’t know about Nick Cannon:
Nicholas Scott Cannon was born on October 17, 1980 in San Diego, California, to Beth, an accountant, and James, a motivational televangelist. His parents were both teenagers when they had him, so his paternal grandfather was the one who primarily raised him. He grew up in a really rough neighborhood, but he avoided gangs by spending most of his time playing basketball.