Chanel West Coast

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Chanel West Coast
Chanel West Coast for Pure DOPE Magazine (cropped).jpg
Chanel West Coast posing for Pure DOPE in 2013
Born
Chelsea Chanel Dudley

(1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 34)[1]
Los Angeles, California
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • rapper
  • singer
Years active2009–present
Television
Musical career
Genres
Labels

Chelsea Chanel Dudley[3] (born September 1, 1988),[4] better known by her stage name Chanel West Coast,[3] is an American television personality, rapper, and singer.

She came to prominence for her roles in MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.[5]

Early life[edit]

Chanel was born in Los Angeles, California. Growing up, she spent her time living between North Hollywood with her mother ("Penny Porsche")[6] and New York City with her father, Jamie Dudley,[7][8] a DJ in New York City, who took Chanel to nightclubs as a child.[3] Chanel took singing and dancing lessons at a young age.[3] She began listening to rap music at eleven years old and began rapping at 14,[9] citing "How Do U Want It" by Tupac Shakur as the song that inspired her to start rapping.[10] Her father is of Russian Jewish descent.[citation needed] Chanel attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills for two years before homeschooling until graduation.[9]

Television career[edit]

Chanel was introduced to television personality Rob Dyrdek through mutual friends in 2008,[11] Shortly afterwards, Dyrdek offered Chanel a position as his receptionist while he was appearing on the MTV reality series Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.[12] The series was later renewed for a second season by MTV.[13] The third season of the series premiered in 2011, and featured a total of twelve episodes;[14] The fourth season began airing in 2011.[15] That same year, Chanel 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 West Coast, along with Dyrdek and Sterling "Steelo" Brim, review online internet videos.[16] In 2012, Chanel appeared in both the fifth season of Fantasy Factory and the second season of Ridiculousness.[17][18] That same year she began to voice the character of Flipz in the animated series Wild Grinders.[19] West Coast continued to voice the character into 2013, when she also appeared on the third season of Ridiculousness.[17] The sixth season of Fantasy Factory was announced in 2013, and the fourth season of Ridiculousness premiered on January 2, 2014.[20]

In 2017, Chanel joined the supporting cast of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood for season four and made ten appearances. However, she did not return to the following season four's reunion special.

Music career[edit]

Chanel began recording music in 2009, and began collaborating with numerous artists. That year, she recorded the song "Melting Like Ice Cream" featuring Tiffanie Anderson.[21] She later appeared in the Planet Hollywood song "PHAMOUS", collaborating with Midi Mafia on the project. In 2011, Chanel 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, Chanel began releasing her own material for free download online, later recording a music video for the song "I Love Money".[22]

Lil Wayne signed Chanel to his label Young Money Entertainment in 2012. She went on to release her mixtape Now You Know in 2013 featuring Snoop Dogg, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Robin Thicke and Honey Cocaine.[23] Riley Sky of Dropkick Divas Media gave the mixtape a grade of B−, saying "Now You Know accomplishes [the] mission" of "[selling] Chanel as an independent woman, its hip-hop-inspired vibe makes "Now You Know" fiercely individual".[24] Chanel promoted her mixtape by going on two headlining tours; the Punch Drunk Love Tour and the Now You Know Tour. She also released a music video for "Been On", featuring French Montana.[25] She released her second mixtape WAVES, featuring YG and B-Real, in August 2015.[26]

2014–present: Debut studio album[edit]

In 2014, West Coast confirmed that she had begun recording her debut studio album set to be released in 2016, which was originally projected to drop in 2014.[27] The first single, called "Blueberry Chills" featuring Honey Cocaine was released on January 15, 2014.[28] The second single off the album, "New Feeling" was released on January 29.[29] The third single off the album, "Miles and Miles" was released on October 29, which features West Coast providing vocals for the first time. In 2015, West Coast released a new song that was featured on Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory called "Bass In The Trunk".[30] In 2018, West Coast released a song titled "Nobody."[31]

On August 23, 2019, Chanel released her Single "I Be Like" Featuring Dax, after performing to the public 2 years before the releasing date. Then The Song Is remixed by the Armenian Music Producer "Harout Zadikian" on November 23, 2020, in Bass House Genre.

On October 23, 2020, Chanel West Coast released her debut studio album America's Sweetheart after delaying it for 4 years as a "surprise album."[32]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2009, Chanel helped create a clothing line named Valleywood.[33] By 2019, she also released another clothing line named LOL CARTEL.[34]

In 2018, Chanel curated the Chanel West Coast collection of smoking supplies for the cannabis subscription box company Daily High Club.[35]

Personal life[edit]

On June 2, 2022, Chanel announced that she was expecting her first child.[36][37][38] On June 19, 2022, Chanel announced that she is expecting a girl.[39]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009–2015 Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Herself Main role; 7 seasons
2011 The Hard Times of RJ Berger Sheila Episode: "The Better Man"
2011–present Ridiculousness Co-host credited as Featuring; 23 seasons; 11 years
2012–2015 Wild Grinders Flipz Voice
2017 Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Herself Supporting
2018 Fear Factor Herself Episode: "Hip-Hop Battle"

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
America's Sweetheart
  • Released: October 22, 2020
  • Label: Riveting Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Now You Know
  • Released: July 9, 2013
  • Label: BornRich
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Waves
  • Released: August 25, 2015
  • Label: BornRich
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Singles[edit]

As lead singer[edit]

  • 2016: "Bad Things"
  • 2016: "Bass In The Trunk"
  • 2016: "Been On" (feat. French Montana)
  • 2016: "Blueberry Chills" (feat. Honey C)
  • 2016: "C'est la vie"
  • 2016: "Creepin"
  • 2016: "Holiday"
  • 2016: "I Love Money"
  • 2016: "Miles And Miles"
  • 2016: "Own World"
  • 2016: "Quicksand"
  • 2016: "Notice"
  • 2016: "Countin"
  • 2017: "New Bae" (feat. Safaree)
  • 2017: "Everywhere We Go"
  • 2018: "Nobody"
  • 2018: "Have It"
  • 2019: "The Middle"
  • 2019: "Sharon Stoned"
  • 2019: "Old Fashioned" (feat. Nessly)
  • 2019: "I Be Like" (feat. Dax)
  • 2019: "Anchors"
  • 2020: "Black Roses"
  • 2020: "No Plans"
  • 2020: "West Coast Christmas"
  • 2020: "40 Yard Dash"

As featured artist[edit]

  • 2015: "If You Didn't" (with Rich Homie Quan, T.I.)
  • 2016: "Project X" (with Frenchie)
  • 2017: "Ain't My Fault" (with JildyT)
  • 2018: "Flex on a Bih" (with Bpace)
  • 2019: "Butter" (with Grizz Lee)
  • 2020: "Secure the Bag" (with Anaya Lovenote, Ying Yang Twins)
  • 2020: "Twerk Train" [with Too $hort / including a remix version]
  • 2021: "Yea Yea Yea" (with Minus Gravity)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Ridiculousness' Star Chanel West Coast Has 2 Wishes for Her Upcoming Birthday and They're Pretty Simple, TBH". August 28, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Chanel West Coast Announces Signing w/ YMCMB w/ Bootleg Kev". Bootleg Kev. March 26, 2013. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Chanel West Coast – Biography". Archived from the original on May 15, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Chelsea Chanel Dudley, Born 09/01/1988 in California". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  5. ^ "Ridiculousness | Season 2 Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "Chanel West Coast's Mother Wants Her To Create An OnlyFans". BroBible. April 27, 2021. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  7. ^ "Chanel West Coast Is Trying to Find a Husband — Inside Her Personal Life". hollywoodmask. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  8. ^ Silverman, Sam (December 19, 2019). "We Love Chanel, But Where is Mister and Missus West Coast?". In Touch Weekly. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  9. ^ a b Lewis, Amanda (August 13, 2014). "Chanel West Coast: The Other White Female Rapper". LA Weekly. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  10. ^ Chanel West Coast (guest) (April 27, 2018). Chanel West Coast Reveals the Tupac Song That Inspired Her To Pursue Rap | Soundtracked | TRL. YouTube. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "MTV Mobile Series: Cast Member: Chanel". Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  12. ^ "Avalon Hollywood Los Angeles CA (Nightclub)". Dose.clubzone.com. October 4, 2013. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  13. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
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  17. ^ a b "Ridiculousness | Season 2 Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
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  19. ^ "Wild Grinders: Behind The Scenes with Ugly". Nick.com. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  20. ^ "'Ridiculousness' Renewed for Season 4 & 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory' Renewed for Season 6 by MTV – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. September 17, 2013. Archived from the original on September 22, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  21. ^ Chanel West Coast (July 29, 2013). "Chanel West Coast biography, net worth, quotes, wiki, assets, cars, homes and more". Bornrich.com. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  22. ^ "Chanel West Coast – I Love Money [New Song]". Hotnewhiphop.com. April 30, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  23. ^ "Chanel West Coast – Now You Know // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  24. ^ Sky, Riley (May 2014). " Now You Know Musical review". Dropkick Divas Media.
  25. ^ "Chanel West Coast – Been On (Feat French Montana) [ Music Video]". Young Money Fansite. May 6, 2014,
  26. ^ "Listen to Chanel West Coast's New Mixtape 'Waves': Exclusive". August 26, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  27. ^ Mel's, Chloe (March 12, 2014). "Chanel West Coast Files for Bankruptcy". Hollywood Life.
  28. ^ "NEW MUSIC: CHANEL WEST COAST F/ HONEY COCAINE – 'BLUEBERRY CHILLS'". rap-up.com. January 15, 2014.
  29. ^ "New Feeling – Single". iTunes. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
  30. ^ "Miles and Miles – Single". iTunes. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
  31. ^ "Chanel West Coast's New Song 'Nobody' Is the Girl Power Anthem the World Needs Right Now (EXCLUSIVE)". In Touch Weekly. January 18, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  32. ^ "Listen to Chanel West Coast's Debut Album 'America's Sweetheart'". Complex. October 23, 2020. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  33. ^ "Check Out the New Clothing Line, Valleywood!". Seventeen. September 28, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  34. ^ "Chanel West Coast Unboxes Vintage Streetwear + Giveaway". Fuse. October 9, 2019.
  35. ^ "She Love It: Unboxing the Daily High Club's Chanel West Coast Collection (Video)". Honeysuckle. December 8, 2018.
  36. ^ Blake, Cole (June 4, 2022). "Chanel West Coast Announces She's Pregnant With 1st Child". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  37. ^ Ossad, Jordana (June 2, 2022). "Chanel West Coast Is Expecting First Child". MTV News. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  38. ^ Bell, BreAnna (June 2, 2022). "MTV's Chanel West Coast Is Pregnant and Expecting Her First Baby with Model Boyfriend Dom Fenison". People. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  39. ^ Najib, Shafiq (June 20, 2022). "MTV's Chanel West Coast Jumps for Joy as She Reveals She's Having a Baby Girl on Father's Day". People. Retrieved August 11, 2022.

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