No. Plies born Algernod Lanier Washington and Kirk Dewayne Franklin are not brothers.
Plies has an older brother name Ronell Levatte which Plies helped run his indie record label Big Gates Record.
Born in Fort Myers, Florida Plies was initially signed to Slip-n-Slide Records during the beginning of his music career. In 2007, he released his debut album, The Real Testament, which featured the successful singles “Shawty” and “Hypnotized”.
The single “Shawty”, which featured T-Pain won a 2007 Ozone Award for “Best Rap/R&B Collaboration”. He followed that release with two albums in 2008, Definition of Real and Da REAList. In 2010, he released Good Affiliated. Plies has collaborated with artists such as Ne-Yo, Trick Daddy, DJ Khaled and Rick Ross.
Kirk Franklin was born on January 26, 1970 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He has been married to Tammy Collins since January 20, 1996. They have two children.