Nick Cannon drops single 'Alone' on Valentine's Day as 'ode' to ex-wife Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon drops single 'Alone' on Valentine's Day as 'ode' to ex-wife Mariah Carey
Nick sampled Mariah's 1990 song 'Alone in Love' for his Valentine's Day single (Andrew H Walker/ Getty Images, @nickcannon/ Instagram)

Nick Cannon is celebrating Valentine's Day by releasing his new While the "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" host did not have a clear shout-out to Mariah Carey in the song, the lyrics made it pretty clear he had Carey on his mind and he even sampled her 1990 song 'Alone in Love' for the track. It was released on Valentine's Day and Nick seems to e missing his ex-wife. 'Alone' is the first single from Nick's upcoming R&B mixtape, 'Raw NB: The Explicit Tape', which is scheduled to be released on February 18.


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"I say I'm cool when I know I miss it/ I'd trade it all for the case/ If I could have you back/ If I could go back to where we started at," the 41-year-old TV personality sings. He then continues to croon in the track, "As much as I want you back/ It's probably better where you at/ Cause I'm still running the streets/ I'm still all in the sheets." He adds, "Having babies, models and singers and actresses saying they pregnant by me."

Nick also shared the song on Instagram. Along with the link to the track, he wrote, "This is for anybody else who is #ALONE on Valentines Day… I had to come Raw from the heart on this one. #Broken #Shattered #Toxic #RAW&B #Alone."


In a statement for his new music project, musician/host said the upcoming album is the gospel of his broken soul and this is as raw as it gets. The TV host himself described the song specifically as "an ode to Mariah Carey" in a press release.

TeenNick Chairman and HALO Awards host Nick Cannon and singer Mariah Carey attend Nickelodeon's 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards at Hollywood Palladium on November 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California. 
(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)

Mariah and Nick initially met at the Teen Choice Awards in 2005, where he presented her with the surfboard award for Choice Music R&B Artist. At the time, Mariah was riding high on the success of her album 'The Emancipation of Mimi,' and Nick was working on his MTV show 'Wild ‘N Out.'

Mariah cast Nick as the love interest in her video for 'Bye Bye' and the sparks were really flying by then. Rumors circulated about them deciding to date each other officially. In her autobiography, 'The Meaning of Mariah Carey,' Mariah said she was attracted to the musician and entrepreneur because she felt safe with him and didn’t feel like they were operating on different levels both personally and professionally.

Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon during their wedding vows renewal ceremony, photocall on April 27, 2012 in Paris, France.
(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

They were so in love and Nick proposed  his famous bride twice— first with a 17-carat pink diamond ring by Jacob & Co. hidden in a Ring Pop candy, and then again on a romantic helicopter ride over New York City. After they got happily married in the Bahamas in 2008, they were so in love that they renewed their wedding vows every anniversary. 

(L-R) TV personality Nick Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon, singer Mariah Carey and Monroe Cannon at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Then, they became parents to  twins, Monroe and Moroccan, in 2011. It seemed like everything was going great but the couple decided to separate in 2014. Nick filed for divorce shortly thereafter, though their divorce wasn’t final until 2016. They still continue to co-parent the twins.

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