From ‘AGT’ to ‘The Masked Singer,’ is Nick Cannon the King of TV Hosts?

Catherine DiMeglio
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From America’s Got Talent to The Masked Singer, Nick Cannon has definitely established his hosting abilities. With a career spanning decades in the entertainment industry, Cannon is no stranger to being on screen. The jack of all trades has dipped his toes into music, television, film, and radio. His growing number of projects doesn’t stop there. Coming this Fall, Cannon will take a stab at daytime television. You can catch his new talk show, premiering on Fox.


Nick Cannon’s Early Beginnings

Any fan of the long running AGT host knows just how long he’s been in the game. Early on in his career, he established himself as a rapper, and even opened for artists like Will Smith, 98 Degrees, and Montell Jordan. To this day, he is constantly teased about his rapping abilities. Or lack there of, according to his Wild ‘n Out co-stars.

I think I can speak for us all when I say Cannon is more successful on-screen than he is in the recording booth. He has appeared in many films and TV shows through the years. Drumline, Underclassman, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are just a few on his list of credits. However, his acting roles merely scratch the surface of the time Cannon spends on television. For many, He is probably best known for his hosting talents.

“The King” Hosts AGT and The Masked Singer

From 2009 to 2016, Cannon hosted the hit summer series America’s Got Talent. He definitely brought his own signature style to the show. Who could forget those diamond encrusted shoes he flaunted every week. Cannon walked around with over two million dollars on his feet alone.


He was actually a very good host on AGT and interacted with the contestants quite a bit. In 2017, he announced that we would not be back due to creative differences with NBC.

Not to worry, because Cannon quickly pivoted to host The Masked Singer. Last year, his job was in the air following controversy surrounding anti-Semitic remarks he made. Ultimately, the network accepted his apology and Cannon returned.

After testing positive for COVID-19, he made a speedy recovery and returned to the show, as a wildcard contestant. His version of “Candy Girl” left the panel wondering just who it could be. He was the first to be eliminated, but his unmasking surprised everyone. 


What’s Next for Cannon?

These days, Nick Cannon has a lot on his plate. By now, we know that he has seven biological children with four different women. Cannon recently welcomed his seventh child, his first with model Alyssa Scott. He stands by his claim that “the ones that got pregnant were supposed to get pregnant.”

So what’s next for the host? He is set to premiere his new talk show Nick Cannon this Fall on Fox. Taking a stab at daytime television, the expert MC will have a show all of his own. Here, he’s talking celebrities, pop culture, and incredible stories.

  

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