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|Origin||Plainfield, New Jersey and Edison, New Jersey|
|Genres||R&B, Hip hop soul|
|Years active||1994–2000, 2012–present|
|Past members||Kima Raynor
Emergence and Total
New Jersey R&B trio Total made their first appearance singing the hook on The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut single, "Juicy". Garnering attention for the new group, they were also featured on the original version and "Hip Hop Remix" of his next single "One More Chance". They then immediately hit the studio with Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Puffy" Combs and began work on their debut album. The first single "Can't You See?" first appeared on the soundtrack to 1995 motion picture "New Jersey Drive". The song featured The Notorious B.I.G. and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #2 on the R&B Chart. Their self-titled debut album was released nearly a year after the single. Total produced two more R&B top ten singles, "No One Else" (and its remix featuring Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim and Da Brat) and '"Kissing You" (and its remix featuring Sean "Puffy" Combs). The album was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Guest appearances and Kima, Keisha, and Pam
While recording their second album, they appeared on numerous top ten singles, including LL Cool J's "Loungin'/Who Do U Love?", Foxy Brown's "I Can't", and Mase's "What You Want" and Pam sang the chorus to the massive hit "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G.. The group also released another single, the Missy Elliott and Timbaland track "What About Us?" from the Soul Food soundtrack.
Their follow-up album, Kima, Keisha, and Pam, debuted to strong reviews, sales, and was certified gold by the RIAA. The first single, another Missy Elliott collaboration, "Trippin'", reached the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their next release, "Sitting Home", which made Top 10 of the Billboard R&B Singles did not garner the same attention. While in heavy rotation on video networks like BET, radio chose not to play the song. A remix of the track featured rap artist Shyne.
After the release of Kima, Keisha, and Pam, the girls sang the chorus to rap duo Gang Starr's 1999 single "Discipline" and in 2000 they were featured on the Tony Touch single "(I Wonder Why) He's the Greatest DJ". They also contributed to the songs "Crave" to 3 Strikes and the songs "Quick Rush" to Bait movie soundtrack.
In mid-2012, Pamela Long stated on her official Twitter account that Total is currently in the studio, recording new material. On November 12, 2013, Pamela Long officially announced that Total will be performing live with Changing Faces, Tony! Toni! Tone!, En Vogue, Blackstreet and Mint Condition at The Show R&B Superstar Valentines Show at the Wembley Arena in London, England on February 15, 2014. On December 13, 2013, Total will be performing their first show in nearly 15 years at 1990s R&B Christmas Reunion, along with Latocha & Tamika Scott of Xscape, Changing Faces, 702 with Meesha, Tweet and Sunshine Anderson in Toronto, Ontario.
- Long now lives in New York. She is a member of the Agape Family Worship Center in Rahway. Pam is also working on a new album project entitled "Undeniable" coming out this year (2013).
- A track by Kima featuring her sister, rapper Vita, called "What U Want," was recently leaked. Kima is married to Carlos Dyson, and they reside in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.
- Long attended The 2012 BET Awards, alongside her manager Zion of Legacy Management, where she took pictures with female rapper Nicki Minaj and movie actor-director Tyler Perry.
- Long's debut single "By Myself" off her debut solo album Undeniable was available for download on iTunes.
- Keisha Spivey married actor Omar Epps in 2006 and is living in California. They have two children together, daughter K'marie Epps (July 2004) and son Amir Epps (Dec 2007), as well as Epps' daughter Aiyanna Epps from a previous relationship.
- From Total (1996)
- No One Else
- No One Else (Puff Daddy Remix)
- Kissin' You
- Kissin' You / Oh Honey
- Can't You See
- Can't You See (Bad Boy Remix)
- Do You Think About Us
- From Kima, Keisha, and Pam (1998)
- Sitting Home
- From Soul Food (soundtrack) (1997)
- What About Us? (1997)
- As Guest Artists
- Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) (Keisha from Total) (1994)
- The Notorious B.I.G. - One More Chance/Stay With Me (1994)
- Soul For Real - Every Little Thing I Do (1995)
- 112 - Only You - Bad Boy Remix (Keisha from Total) (1996)
- Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Supa Fly) (1997)
- Jerome - Too Old For Me (Keisha from Total) (1997)
- Lil' Kim - Not Tonight (Remix) (1997)
- The Lox - We'll Always Love Big Poppa (1998)
- The Bad Boy Family - You (2001) [Featuring Pam & Keisha]
- "iTunes - Music - ByMySelf - Single by Pamela Long". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2013-12-05.