08/01/2010 10:55 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Serious Side of Nick Cannon (AUDIO)

Many people know actor, comedian, rapper and TV host Nick Cannon from the silver screen or from what they read from the headlines. However, not many realize that in addition to multi-talented performer's roles on camera, he has become just as active off screen.

One such role is the Chairman of TeenNick, a Network owned by MTV Networks which is seen in over 70 million households and features such hot shows as Degrassi, True Jackson, iCarly and Cannon's newest creation, The Nightlife, a hot Summer series for teens.

The new series will feature some of the latest trends in fashion, music, dance and entertainment. Airing every Thursday night in August from 9:30-10 p.m. (ET). Ice Cube, Anna Kendrick, Travie McCoy, New Boyz, Brandon Routh and T.I. have all signed up for the gig.

In my audio interview with Cannon today, he discusses his role as Chairman (which is more than just a publicity stunt), his hectic schedule that begins before 6am every morning with his radio show duties and ends past midnight after he's completed his record label duties and spinning at some of the hottest clubs in the country. He also tells us his goals for the future and how he balances it with his personal life.