Signed YMCMB recording artist Chanel West Coast is truly one of a kind. You might also know her as the sharp, smart, and vivacious blonde from the MTV hit shows Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, but don’t let that fool you. Chanel West Coast is a passionate artist with a true love and talent for music. Couple that with her unique sexy street chic style and her high-fashion persona, and what you get is a force to be reckoned with.
Music came first for Chanel West Coast—born Chelsea “Chanel” Dudley. As a child, she took singing and dancing lessons with the encouragement of family. As she got older she continued to grow her love of performance by partaking in winning competitive Hip-Hop dance teams. As her musical knowledge expanded she received formal training on violin. Growing up, she split her time between North Hollywood with her mom and New York with her DJ father. Her Dad would even bring eight-year-old Chanel along when he spun at packed nightclubs in the city, and she remembers sitting under the DJ booth so that no one could see her. “I’ve always been around music, and I knew it’s what I’d do for the rest of my life. I didn’t have a choice.” Immersing herself in Hip-Hop and picking up skateboarding in the process, she formally got behind the mic in none other than the legendary Marvin Gaye’s Hollywood Hills studio. At 17-years-old, she launched her first MySpace Music page under the name Chanel West Coast.