It seems as if we aren’t aware that Nick Cannon will soon be taking over every facet of entertainment known to man.
And that’s the way I think he likes it.
It’s rare that you’ll find Mr. Cannon without an immaculately-tailored suit on his trim, six-foot frame these days, as he spends a majority of his time as chairman of the television network, TeenNick. And it was a homecoming of sorts for Cannon, as he started his career with Nickelodeon as a teen comic sensation, eventually working his way around the boardrooms to establish his name as a sure-fire brand for quality entertainment. His successful MTV show, “Wild’n Out,” re-invented the sketch comedy genre and gave it a millennial twist with a hip-hop braggadocio. Bottom line, Cannon’s success with creating material for Viacom, one of the world’s largest media corporations, has made him a true force in today’s media circles.
Thankfully, Cannon’s business acumen hasn’t taken away from his passion for acting. With the ability to switch gears from his comfortable terrain of comedy (“Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Underclassmen”) to the dramatic (“Bobby,” “American Son”), the thespian’s talents are truly endless. But all of the young mogul’s accomplishments were the vehicle for the creation of one of the most unique combination of teenage ambition and goodwill that has been screened for television. The HALO (Helping And Leading Others) Awards recognizes extraordinary young people using their specific gifts to change the circumstances of the people and the world that surrounds them. The HALO Awards ceremony aired last month on TeenNick, but Cannon wants the movement to go beyond an annual event and become an experience that inspires everyone to contribute to the idea of empowerment.
With his marriage to the beautiful singer Mariah Carey being an obsession for noisy tabloid sites, and the creation of his corporation, Ncredible Entertainment, becoming an entity in the new world of media, Nick Cannon still remains a humble pioneer who has seen countless things in his 30 years of life. But even though he’s humble, you still have to respect his conglomerate.