Plies, originally named Algernod Lanier Washington is an American rapper, songwriter, and hip-hop artist. He is also the founder of “Big Gates Record.”
He made a successful debut under the banner of “Slip n Slide Records” in 2007. He is known for his singles named “Hypnotized,” and “Shawty.”
He has released 5 albums till 2020 named “The Real Testament,” “Definition of Real,” “DARealist,” “Goon Affiliated” and “The Real Testament II.” Plies has around 15 mixtapes.
Plies has been in the music industry for a long time and still manages to remain active. He is also known for having his signature gold crowned teeth smile which he recently got rid of.
If you are into Plies’s music, you might have known some of these details but we bet you don’t know about his personal life, age, or the awards he got. Keep reading to find out more about Plies including his net worth in 2021 if you stick around.
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Plies Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Date of Birth||July 1, 1976|
|Age||44 years old|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Source of Wealth||Music Industry|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Last Updated||February, 2021|
Plies was born on 1st July 1976 in Front Myers, Florida. He was named originally Algernod Lanier Washington. Not much information about his parents is known to the public.
But he grew in the area of Fort Myers and attended “Fort Myers Senior High School.” He played football and often got to be the receiver and defensive back in his high school’s football team.
Plies was crowned as the “Homecoming King” and “Best Dressed Student” of his class. He was an extremely good student and even got to be a valedictorian of his high school class.
He initially attended the “Miami University” with the name Nod Washington and played as a wide receiver for the football team for 2 years.
He eventually transferred into the “University of Central Florida” but dropped out. Plies, as a freshman in 1995 had 9 receptions for 69 yards, and in his sophomore year 25 receptions for 262 yards with 2 touchdowns.
He managed to have 5 receptions for 43 yards in the next season. As Plies dropped out of college, he concentrated more on his career. In the late 1990s, he and his stepbrother Ronnell Lawrence Lavatte set up an independent record label named “Big Gates Records.”
It initially started as a way to help others in their music career but it also turned out to be a way for Plies to realize his talent.
He refused to rap but “Big Gates” kept one of his demonstrations and promoted it which eventually led to Plies big break in the future.
Plies demonstration of “Tell Dem Krackers Dat” was promoted by “Big Gates Record” as a single and Plies traveled many times to Miami for it.
It eventually led him to get an offer from “Slip n Slide Records” to sign a deal. He was released several mixtapes initially.
In 2007, his debut album “The Real Testament” was released. It was well received by the music critics. The debut single “Shawty” featuring T-Pain topped on the “Billboard Hot Rap Chart” and got the 9th position on the “Hot 100.”
“Hypnotized,” the second single featuring Akon also peaked at “Rap Chart” with number 3 position and 14 on the “Hot 100.”
The debut album was certified as “Gold” by the “Recording Industry Association of America” (RIAA) and so did his both singles “Shawty” and “Hypnotized.”
Plies started getting more recognition and made a guest performance for artists like DJ Khalid on “I’m So Hood” beside T-Pain, Trick Daddy, and Rick Ross.
In 2008, 10 months after releasing the debut album Plies’s second album “Definition of Real” got released. The album sold over 2 hundred thousand copies in the first week and debuted at number 2 for “Billboard 200.”
His lead single “Bust It Baby Pt. 2” featuring Ne-Yo peaked at number 2 spot on both “Hot Rap Tracks” and “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks” chart. This album featured more artists like Jamie Foxx and The-Dream on the single “Please Excuse My Hands.”
Plies released the third album “Da REAList” just after 6 months of the second album. It was topping on charts too. His fourth album “Goon Affiliated” got out in 2010 and it made even more success than the last albums.
Since 2011, he has been releasing more mixtapes like “I Fuck With The DJ,” “Aristotle,” “On Trial,” and more.
Highlights and Achievements
- Nomination for People’s Champ Award from BET Hip-Hop Awards: “Bust It Baby Pt 2” with Ne-Yo (2008)
- Nomination for Best Collaboration from BET Hip-Hop Awards: Bust It Baby Pt 2″ with Ne-Yo (2008)
- Won Best Rap/R&B Collaboration from Ozone Awards: “Shawty” with T-Pain (2007)
- Nomination for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group from Grammy Awards: “Lose My Mind” with Young Jeezy (2011)
Age, Height, and Weight
Algernod Lanier Washington, better known as stage name Plies was born on 1st July 1976 which makes him 44 years old as of February 2021. He is 5 feet 5 inches and his weight is 64 kg. His zodiac sign is Cancer.
Plies was in a relationship with Brandy Lacole Lyons and she is reportedly the mother of his child. His son Nijier Lanier Washington was born in 2003 in the city of Tampa, Florida at the “University Community Hospital.”
In 2006, Plies was charged for illegal possession of a concealed weapon after a shooting in a nightclub in Florida. He was performing that night and apparently his microphone was cut off due to running out of the tie.
Plies became extremely angry and a fight began which ended up with at least firing 6 rounds of bullets. Plies was also arrested in 2017 due to driving under the influence.
Plies Net Worth In 2021
Plies net worth in 2021 as of February is $16 million. He has made this fortune from his numerous mixtapes, album sales, live performances, and other endeavors. Read about Plies net worth and some interesting facts about him.
He has been in the music industry for about 2 decades and his fans love his music due to the underlying deeper meaning behind them.