Celebrity Name: Plies
Full Name: Algernod Lanier Washington
Birthday: July 1, 1976
Place of Origin: Florida, US
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Profession: Songwriter and Rapper
Plies Total Net Worth: $14 million US Dollar
Algernod Lanier Washington or best known for his rap name “Plies” was born on July 1, 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida, United States and grew up in the East Dunbar area. He took his high school education at Fort Myers Senior High School where he was active in sports, playing as a receiver and a defensive back on the school football team. Plies excelled in his academics, he was crowned as Homecoming King, named “Best Dressed” student and the valedictorian of his class.
In his college life in 1995 to 1997, he attended Miami University and was known by the name Nod Washington, he also played in the University’s football team as a wide receiver. He was a good football player. In his first year in 1995, he had nine receptions for 69 yards. In his second year in 1996, he had 2 touchdowns and 25 receptions in 262 yards. The following season, he had 5 receptions in 43 yards. He then transferred to the University of Central Florida, where he dropped out as a student.
Plies has a son with his girlfriend, Brandy Lyons in 2003.
In 2015, he ventured out on Instagram, where he gained followers by his works on comedy lifestyle advice and other interesting topics.
Like many other notable stars in the Rap Industry, Plies has his own fair share of legal challenges. In 2006, he and his members were charged with attempted murder after a shooting at a nightclub in Gainesville, Florida. There were 5 civilians injured during the shootout. A statement from his promoter has said that Plies was irritated after his music was cut off when the performance had run overtime. It was a fistfight that turned into shooting with at least six rounds being fired.
During a concert in Tallahassee, Florida, in 2015, Plies was involved in what has been recorded as a viral video of a fan attacking a stage artist. Later that year, Plies made a song out of his experience being attacked on stage, the song title was “Dayum!”.
Plies music career started in the late 90s where he and his stepbrother Ronnell Lavatte or well known as Big Gates, started their own independent label record called Big Gates Records. During this time, Plies has no intention of becoming a rap artist, although he has already made several track demos. Big Gate decided to keep his song track, Tell Dem Krackers Dat. Both promoted the single song and constantly traveled to Miami where Plies was able to land a record deal with Slip-n-Slide Records. It was in 2004 that Plies signed with Slip-n-Slide and from then on has released several mixtapes.
In 2007, was the release of his album, The New Testament which brought in his debut song “Shawty” featuring T-Pain. The song became popular and landed on the top of the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart and also became the number nine on the Hot 100.
Rising to Stardom
Plies continued his collaboration with many other famous artists.
Following his debut song is his second single “Hypnotized”, featuring Akon. The song peaked number three in the industry charts and fourteen on the Hot 100. His third single, I Am the Club in 2008 was recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America, certifying his track as a Gold album that has sold over 500,000 units. After this recognition, the same award was given to his first and second track.
His career single and collaboration songs flourished. In 2008, he released the album Definition of Real and Da REAList. In 2009, the album Good Affiliated.
In 2011 up to now, his success in the industry continued and has released notable tracks from his singles and collaborated songs.
Plies Awards and Nominations
Plies has received awards, recognition, and nominations from his music, here are to name a few. He has won the Ozone Awards for Best Rap/R&B Collaboration in 2007 with the song Shawty together with T-Pain.
He has been nominated in several award platforms such as BET Hip-Hop Awards for Ringtone of the Year, People’s Champ Award and Best Collaboration in 2008 with his song Bust It Baby Pt 2, together with Ne-Yo.
Nominations in Ozone Awards for Best Rap Album, Best Rap/R&B Collaboration and Club Banger of the Year in 2008 with several of his song collaborations. He was also nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group in 2011, with his song Lose My Mind, together with Young Jeezy.
Plies Total Net Worth
Plies is one of the notable artists in the industry of rap music. He is talented in his profession as a musician, songwriter, and record producer. In his career, he has gained respectable business partners and contracts in the community and has collaborated with famous artists.
His total net worth is $14 million.