BIO OF CHANEL WEST COAST (CHELSEA CHANEL DUDLEY)
|(Television personality, rapper, singer)
|Place of Birth
|Date of Birth
|September 1, 1988
|2009 to date
Chanel West Coast is a renowned American TV personality. She is also a singer and serves as co-host of MTV’s Ridiculousness. Chanel earned a good name in the music industry by releasing many albums and singles under her name. Chanel West Coast is also a prominent musician—she has released two mix tapes and will be going on two headlining tours.
Chanel’s parents were divorced when she was young. She spent her childhood traveling between Los Angeles with her mother and New York, where her father worked as a D.J. As a result, she was exposed to music from a young age, which kindled her love of the art. She took singing and dancing lessons and began rapping at age 14.
Her career took off when she met Rob Dyrdek through mutual friends in 2008. Later that same year, she appeared on Fantasy Factory, which kicked off her career in reality television.
Her bubbly personality was a big hit with fans. In 2011, she became a Ridiculousness co-host. She co-hosted the show for a total of 24 seasons over 11 years. “Ridiculousness” was her ticket into Hollywood, and in 2013, she met Lil Wayne and signed with his Young Money record label.
Because of this, she collaborated with Snoop Dogg on a song titled ‘Put to Work’ in 2013. The song was featured on her first mixtape titled “Now You Know” and featured other artists such as French Montana, Ty Dolla Sign, Robin Thicke, and Honey Cocaine. In 2015, she released her second mixtape titled “Waves.”
Her debut studio album was set to be released in 2014, but several singles were released in the years following. This meant the album got delayed and released in 2020 with the title America’s Sweetheart. She was also involved in two fashion lines: Valley Wood in 2009 and The LOL Cartel in 2019.
Chanel was introduced to television personality Rob Dyrdek through mutual friends in 2008. Shortly afterward, Dyrdek offered Chanel a position as his receptionist while he was appearing on the MTV reality series. The series was renewed for a second season by MTV.
The third season of the series premiered in 2011, and the fourth season began airing later that year. In 2011, Chanel appeared as Sheila in an episode of the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, making her acting debut.
In 2011, she joined the series Ridiculousness, in which she, along with Dyrdek and Sterling “Steelo Brim,” reviewed online internet videos. In 2012, Chanel appeared in both the fifth season of Fantasy Factory and the second season of Ridiculousness.
That same year, she began to voice the character of Flipz in the animated series Wild Grinders. West Coast continued to voice the character into 2013 when she also appeared in the third season of Ridiculousness.
The sixth season of Fantasy Factory was announced in 2013, and the fourth season of Ridiculousness premiered on January 2, 2014. In 2017, Chanel joined the supporting cast of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood for season four; she made ten appearances.
However, she did not return for season four’s reunion special. In March 2023, she announced that she had left Ridiculousness and was working on some new productions with Paramount.
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. 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 material for free download online, later recording a music video for the song “I Love Money.”
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 and French Montana Ty Dolla Sign, Robin Thicke, and Honey Cocaine. Riley Sky of Dropkick Divas Media gave the mixtape a grade of B−, saying “Now You Know accomplishes [the] mission” of “selling.
Chanel is an independent woman; its hip-hop-inspired vibe makes “Now You Know” fiercely individual.”. 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. She released her second mixtape, Waves, featuring YG and B-Real, in August 2015.
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2014-Present: Debut Studio Album
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. The first single, “Blueberry Chills,” featuring Honey Cocaine, was released on January 15, 2014. The second single off the album, “New Feeling,” was released on January 29.
The third single off the album, “Miles and Miles,” was released on October 29 and 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.”. In 2018, West Coast released a song titled “Nobody.”
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.”
In 2009, Chanel helped create a clothing line called Valley Wood. As of 2019, she has also released another clothing line named LOL CARTEL. In 2022, Chanel launched a line of eco-friendly body-positivity swimwear called Coasty Swim.
In 2018, Chanel curated the Chanel West Coast collection of smoking supplies for the cannabis subscription box company Daily High Club.
On June 2, 2022, Chanel announced that she was expecting her first child. She gave birth to her child by Caesarean section on November 2, 2022.
As of 2023, Chanel West Coast had a net worth of $3 million. She earned this wealth as a singer and rapper. Her television career plays a significant role in her net worth.