Once Nick Cannon
firmly established himself on television and then in Hollywood, he expanded his reach into music, signing to Jive Records. The young multi-talent made his smash debut in late 2001 with a remake of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
's 1988 hit, "Parents Just Don't Understand," which appeared on the Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius soundtrack and also featured Lil' Romeo
returned in early 2003 with his self-titled debut album for Jive and its lead-off single, "Your Pops Don't Like Me (I Really Don't Like This Dude)." The follow-up single, "Gigolo" featuring R. Kelly
, was a huge smash hit. In 2005, Cannon
signed a deal with Motown Records to launch his own imprint, Can I Ball Records, but his second album, Stages
, was never released. Cannon
's next disc, released three years after he married Mariah Carey, was a comedy album, Mr. Showbiz (2011), released on his N'Credible label.