If you like listening to rap music, then you must be aware of the name, Plies. Algernon Lanier Washington goes by his stage name as Plies and is one of the most famous rappers and songwriters in America. He was also one of the wide receivers on the Miami Redskins football team, and he belonged to this team while he was at Miami University.

Later he dropped out of college as he wanted to pursue his career in music. After he dropped out of college, he successfully founded the BIG GATES Records, and he founded it with his stepbrother. Late he was signed up with Slip-n-Slide Records. He first made his debut in 2007 with The Real Testament, and it included his successful singles, “Shawty” and “Hypnotized”. He then also released his two albums in the year 2008.

Well, how well do you know about Plies? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Plies’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Plies to date.

Biography and Early Life

Plies was born in Fort Myres, Florida, USA, and he was born on July 1, 1976. But he grew up in East Dunbar of Fort Myres. He went to Fort Myers Senior High School, and while he was there, he used to play as a receiver and defensive back in his football team. He was then also crowned as the Homecoming King, and he was also made the valedictorian of his high school calls.

After this, he went to Miami University, and he was a wide receiver there under the name of Nod Washington. But later, he got transferred to the University of Central Florida and then dropped out from there too. While he was just a freshman at his university, he had nine receptions for over 69 yards.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Plies in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Plies’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 1 July 1976. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 141 lbs in Pound and 64 kg in Kilograms.


Plies went to Fort Myers Senior High School, and later, he went to Miami University. Then he dropped out from the Miami University and went to the University of Central Florida but later dropped out from there too.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Plies is not engaged or married to anyone right now, but he is in a relationship. He is currently in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Brandy Lacole Lyons. She also gave birth to their son at the University Community Hospital in Tampa, Florida. In 2006, Plies was charged with the illegal possession of a concealed weapon after a shooting happened at a Florida Night club. He received a good amount of media attention due to this. 5 people got injured in this shooting. Plies was also arrested in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and he was arrested for drunk driving. He refused an alcohol test and was then taken into custody.

Is Plies Gay?

No, Plies is not gay as he is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend, Brandy Lacole Lyons, and they also have a son together. He is very much happy in his life and is fully straight.

Professional Career

During the late 90s, Plies and his stepbrother established an independent record label which was then known as Big Gates Records. Later the group signed up with Slip-n-Slide in the year 2004, and then they released several mixtapes. The success of Plies and his group was noted when he released the album, The Real Testament, and this was released in the year 2007.

His debut single was titled “Shawty,” and it also featured T—Pain. This was a song that topped the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart, and it also peaked at number 9 on the Hot 100. The second single, “Hypnotized,” which also featured Akon, was also on the top of the list, and this peaked at the number 3 on Rap Chart. The third single that was a success was “I Am the Club”.


Plies has been nominated for many awards till now, but he has been able to win a few. Plies has won the Ozone Award for best rap collaboration. He was once also nominated for the Grammy Awards and also for the BET Hip-Hop Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Plies in 2021

As of 2021,  the total estimated net worth of Plies is around $8 million, and he has earned most of his wealth from the music that he has made. He has also made a good amount of money from the brand endorsements and deals he has done.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Plies was once booked for driving under the influence as he refused to take an alcohol test.
  • Plies is also a father as he and his girlfriend have a son together.

This was all about one of the most famous rappers and songwriters of all time. Plies is one of the most famous rappers in this industry as he has sung a good amount of music and rapped at a lot of events till now. He is renowned among the masses and also a true inspiration.


Facts of Algernod Lanier Washington

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAlgernod Lanier Washington
  • birthplaceFort Myres, Florida, USA
  • Date of Birth July 01, 1976
  • Age 48 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Moonstone
  • Lucky Color Silver
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$8 million
  • professionRapper, songwriter
  • weightIn Kilograms – 64 Kg, In Pounds – 141 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 165 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolFort Myres Senior High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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