Chanel West Coast

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Chanel West Coast
Birth nameChelsea Chanel Dudley
Born(1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop, R&B, pop
OccupationsRapper, actress, model, television personality
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
LabelsYoung Money[1]
Websitewww.iamchanelwestcoast.com
 
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Chanel West Coast
Birth nameChelsea Chanel Dudley
Born(1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop, R&B, pop
OccupationsRapper, actress, model, television personality
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
LabelsYoung Money[1]
Websitewww.iamchanelwestcoast.com

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, and is of Russian descent.[3] She came to prominence for her roles in MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Dudley claims to be related to Bonnie Parker, using the nickname "Young Bonnie".[2]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Dudley was introduced to television personality Rob Dyrdek through mutual friends in 2008,[6] Shortly afterwards, Dyrdek offered Dudley a position as his receptionist while he was appearing on the MTV reality series Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.[7] Dudley became a main cast member of the series, bringing her to national attention.[8] The series proved to be a success, and was later renewed for a second season by MTV.[9] The third season of the series premiered in 2010, and featured a total of twelve episodes;[10] The fourth season began airing in 2011.[11] That same year, Dudley appeared as Sheila in an episode of the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, marking her acting debut.[12] 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.[13] In 2012, Dudley appeared in both the fifth season of Fantasy Factory and the second season of Ridiculousness.[14][15] That same year she began to voice the character of Flipz in the animated series Wild Grinders.[16] Dudley continued to voice the character into 2013, when she also appeared on the third season of Ridiculousness.[14] The sixth season of Fantasy Factory was announced in 2013, and the fourth season of Ridiculousness premiered on January 2, 2014.[17]

Music[edit]

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.[18] The following year, she collaborated with rapper Somaya Reece on "Tramp", released as a promotional single by Reece.[18] She later appeared in the Planet Hollywood song "PHAMOUS", collaborating with Midi Mafia on the project.[19] 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.[19] During this time, Dudley began releasing her own material for free download online, later recording a music video for the song "I Love Money".[20] She also began performing songs such as "Cookie" at various night clubs to promote the material.[21] Dudley confirmed in May of 2013 that she had signed with Young Money Entertainment, and was recording material for her debut album and mixtape.[22] Dudley released her debut mixtape, Now You Know, on July 9, 2013.[23] She released a promotional single, "KARL", to promote the release.[24] The mixtape was downloaded over 25,000 times following its release.[25]

On January 15, 2014, Chanel released another single called, "Blueberry Chills" featuring Honey Cocaine.[26] On February 17, a remix of "Blueberry Chills" hit the internet which features Isaiah Gripper.[27]

Chanel had collaborated with her Young Money labelmate Shanell on the song "Hittin' Like" for Young Money's second compilation album Young Money: Rise of an Empire.

Filmography[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009–presentRob Dyrdek's Fantasy FactoryHerself
2011The Hard Times of RJ BergerSheila"The Better Man" (season 2: episode 12)
2011–presentRidiculousnessHerselfMain Cast
2012–presentWild GrindersFlipzVoice role
2013Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'n OutHerselfGuest appearance
Music videos
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009"Phamous"HerselfShaycarl video
2010"Cooler Than Me"Best friendMike Posner video
2011"Love Letter"David Singer-Vine's love interestShwayze video

Discography[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
US
[28]
US
R&B

[29]
US
Rap

[30]
Young Money: Rise of an Empire
(with Young Money Entertainment)
To be released
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Chanel West Coast Announces Signing w/ YMCMB w/". Bootleg Kev. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b c "Chanel West Coast - Biography". Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Momsen, Taylor (October 6, 2013). "Twitter: chanelwestcoast: I'm 1/2 Russian RT @KingSeriy: @chanelwestcoast RT if u love ur Russian fans ♥". Twitter.com. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Ridiculousness | Season 2 Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  6. ^ "MTV Mobile Series: Cast Member: Chanel". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  7. ^ "Avalon Hollywood Los Angeles CA (Nightclub)". Dose.clubzone.com. 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  8. ^ "Chanel West Coast Net Worth". Celebrity Net Worth. 1988-09-01. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  9. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  10. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Videos". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  11. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  12. ^ Chelsea Chanel Dudley - IMDb
  13. ^ Deadline, The. "MTV Renews 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory' & 'Ridiculousness'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  14. ^ a b "Ridiculousness | Season 2 Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - TV Shows - Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, Season 5". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  16. ^ PostPleaseLOGINorREGISTERto submit a comment. "Wild Grinders: Behind The Scenes with Ugly". Nicktoons.nick.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  17. ^ "‘Ridiculousness’ Renewed for Season 4 & ‘Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory’ Renewed for Season 6 by MTV - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  18. ^ a b Chanel West Coast. "Chanel West Coast biography, net worth, quotes, wiki, assets, cars, homes and more". Bornrich.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  19. ^ a b "Chanel West Coast | Young Money Artist". Youngmoneyhq.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  20. ^ Title Artist (2013-04-30). "Chanel West Coast - I Love Money [New Song]". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  21. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Ep. | | Episode Summary, Video, Photos". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  22. ^ "Chanel West Coast Announces She Is Signed To Young Money Entertainment". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  23. ^ "New Music: Chanel West Coast – ‘Now You Know’ [Mixtape]". Rap-Up.com. 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  24. ^ "Behind The Scenes Of Chanel West Coast’s “Karl” [Video". Young Money HQ. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  25. ^ "Chanel West Coast - Now You Know // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  26. ^ "NEW MUSIC: CHANEL WEST COAST F/ HONEY COCAINE – ‘BLUEBERRY CHILLS’". rap-up.com. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  27. ^ "Chanel West Coast - Blueberry Chills (feat. Isaiah Gripper)". soundcloud.com/isaiahgripper. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  28. ^ Cite error: The named reference US200 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  29. ^ Cite error: The named reference USR.26BAl was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  30. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 

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