Who is Plies and what is his net worth 2018? Plies is a rapper and hip hop recording artist who is the founder of Big Gates Records. His original name is Algernod Lanier Washington and he was a football player at the University of Ohio before becoming a rapper. He found Big Gate Records with his stepbrother. His debut album called ‘The Real Testament’ was released in 2007. This was followed by another album namely ‘Goon Affiliated’, ‘Da REAList’, and ‘Definition of Real’. His debut album also included the hit singles “Hypnotized” and “Shawty”. He has also released various mixtapes including Da Last Real Nigga Left.
Algernod Lanier Washington was born on July 1, 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida. He grew up in East Dunbar and attended the Fort Myers Senior High School. In his school, he used to play football as a defensive back and receiver. He was named as the Best Dressed student in his class and was crowned the Homecoming King.
He then went to Miami University and enrolled under the name of Nod Washington. From 1995 to 1997, he became a receiver in his college football team. He then got transferred to the University of Central Florida and got dropped out. As a rookie, he made 9 receptions for 69 yards. The next year, he had 2 touchdowns and 25 receptions for 262 yards. In his last season in his college, he made 5 receptions for 43 yards.
Plies has a son named Nijier Lanier Washington born in October 2003 at University Community Hospital, Tampa. The baby was given birth by his girlfriend Brandy Lacole Lyons.
In the 1990s, Plies and his stepbrother Gates (Ronnell Lawrence Lavatte) established the record label called Big Gates Records. In 2004, he was signed to Slip-n-Slide and released various mixtapes. In 2007, he released the album ‘The Real Testament’. His single “Shawty” which featured T-Pain peaked at No. 9 on Billboard Hot Rap Tracks.
The second single, “Hypnotized” featuring Akon reached number 3 at Rap charts on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over 500,000 copies and became a Gold certified album. In June 2008, Plies released his second album ‘Definition of Real’. The single “Bush IT Baby Pt. 2” which featured Ne-Yo reached at No. 2 on the Hot Rap Tracks.
The album sold over 214,000 units in its opening week and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. His third album ‘Da REAList’ was released in December 2008. It included the song “Want It, Need It” feat Ashanti. His album ‘Goon Affiliated’ was released in June 2010 and it debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
His mixtape ‘You Need People Like Me’ was released in September 2010. Two months later he released another mixtape called ‘You Need People Like Me Pt. 2’. His mixtape entitled ‘Ain’t No Mixtape BIH 2’ was released in 2016.
Plies was nominated in the 2011 Grammy Awards in the category of ‘Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group’. He got three nominations in the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2008. He won the 2007 Ozone Award as ‘Best Rap/R&B Collaboration’ for “Shawty” with T-Pain. He also got three nominations in the 2008 Ozone Awards.
Net Worth of Plies
Plies has released several mixtapes in his career and has successfully released many albums. His singles have become chart toppers and by doing so, he has accumulated a good wealth for himself. Plies’ net worth is an estimated $15 million. He owes his fortune to the sale of the records he has released.
Part of this wealth also goes to his record label. Plies has also sung for various other artists like DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Ludacris, and Usher.
Plies has got over 4.6 million followers on Instagram. In July 2006, he was charged with illegal possession of a weapon. In January 2017, he was arrested for driving under influence in Wesley Chapel, Florida. In 2012, he dedicated the song “We Are Trayvon” to Trayvon Martin and donated all the profits of his single to the “Trayvon Martin Foundation”.