Chanel West Coast

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Chanel West Coast
Birth name Chelsea Chanel Dudley
Born (1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Rapper, actress, model, television personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Young Money, Cash Money[1]

Chelsea Chanel Dudley[2] (born September 1, 1988), better known by her stage name Chanel West Coast,[2] is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, actress, model and television personality. She came to prominence for her roles in MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.[3]


Dudley was introduced to television personality Rob Dyrdek through mutual friends in 2008,[4] Shortly afterwards, Dyrdek offered Dudley a position as his receptionist while he was appearing on the MTV reality series Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.[5] The series was later renewed for a second season by MTV.[6] The third season of the series premiered in 2010, and featured a total of twelve episodes;[7] The fourth season began airing in 2011.[8] That same year, Dudley appeared as Sheila in an episode of the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, marking her acting debut. She later became a main cast member on the series Ridiculousness, in which Dudley, along with Dyrdek and Sterling "Steelo" Brim, review online internet videos.[9] In 2012, Dudley appeared in both the fifth season of Fantasy Factory and the second season of Ridiculousness.[10][11] That same year she began to voice the character of Flipz in the animated series Wild Grinders.[12] Dudley continued to voice the character into 2013, when she also appeared on the third season of Ridiculousness.[10] The sixth season of Fantasy Factory was announced in 2013, and the fourth season of Ridiculousness premiered on January 2, 2014.[13]


Dudley began recording music in 2009, and began collaborating with numerous artists. That year, she appeared on the song "Melting Like Ice Cream" by Tiffanie Anderson.[14] The following year, she collaborated with rapper Somaya Reece on "Tramp", released as a promotional single by Reece.[14] She later appeared in the Planet Hollywood song "PHAMOUS", collaborating with Midi Mafia on the project. In 2011, Dudley confirmed she had signed with Polow Da Don on his record label Zone 4, though she later left the label without releasing any material. During this time, Dudley began releasing her own material for free download online, later recording a music video for the song "I Love Money".[15] She also began performing songs such as "Cookie" at various night clubs to promote the material.[16]

Lil Wayne signed Chanel to his label Young Money Entertainment in 2012. She released her mixtape Now You Know in 2013. [17] The mixtape featured Evan Ross, French Montana, Snoop Dogg and Robin Thicke. Riley Sky of Dropkick Divas Media gave the mixtape an grade of B-, saying "Now You Know accomplishes [the] mission" of "[selling] West Coast as an independent woman, its' hip-hop-inspired vibe makes "Now You Know" fiercely individual".[18] Chanel promoted her mixtape by going on two tours; the Punch Drunk Love Tour and an unnamed seven city tour.

In 2014, Chanel released another single called "Blueberry Chills" featuring Honey Cocaine.[19] She also released a music video for "Been On", featuring French Montana.[20]

Chanel has also collaborated with artist Shanell on the song "Hittin' Like" for the compilation album Young Money: Rise of an Empire, which went on to win the group Best Group at the 2014 BET Awards.


Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications

Young Money: Rise of an Empire
(with Young Money Entertainment)
7 4 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


List of mixtapes, showing year released
Title Album details
Now You Know
  • Released: July 9, 2013
  • Format: Digital download


  1. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Chanel West Coast Announces Signing w/ YMCMB w/". Bootleg Kev. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Chanel West Coast - Biography". Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ridiculousness | Season 2 Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  4. ^ "MTV Mobile Series: Cast Member: Chanel". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Avalon Hollywood Los Angeles CA (Nightclub)". 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  6. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  7. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Videos". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  8. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  9. ^ Deadline, The. "MTV Renews 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory' & 'Ridiculousness'". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  10. ^ a b "Ridiculousness | Season 2 Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - TV Shows - Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, Season 5". 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  12. ^ "Wild Grinders: Behind The Scenes with Ugly". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  13. ^ "‘Ridiculousness’ Renewed for Season 4 & ‘Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory’ Renewed for Season 6 by MTV - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  14. ^ a b Chanel West Coast. "Chanel West Coast biography, net worth, quotes, wiki, assets, cars, homes and more". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  15. ^ Title Artist (2013-04-30). "Chanel West Coast - I Love Money [New Song]". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  16. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Ep. | | Episode Summary, Video, Photos". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  17. ^ "Chanel West Coast - Now You Know // Free Mixtape @". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  18. ^ Sky, Riley. "Now You Know Musical review". Dropkick Divas Media. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
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  21. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 

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