Jakima Raynor: A Former Member of The Musical Group, Total
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Jakima Raynor: A Former Member of The Musical Group, Total

As a founding member of the legendary R&B group Total in the 90s, together with Keisha Spivey and Pamela Long, Kima Raynor gained the spotlight and made countless fans around the world through her and her group’s spiritual singing and energetic performances.

Background

Although very little is revealed about Kima Raynor’s early life, we know that her musical journey commenced alongside Spivey and Long in their hometown of Plainfield, New Jersey. Passion for music had united them and in 1994 they formed the group Total. That year they hit the jackpot when they drew the attention of Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, head honcho of the then rising Bad Boy Records. Seduced by their raw music skills, Combs signed on Total, kickstarting them to success.

Career

Total’s career at Bad Boy Records was nothing else fantastic. Their first ever single “Can’t You See” with The Notorious B.I.G. was launched in 1995 and instantly peaked at number #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, cementing their status in the music industry. The group carried this success by releasing a long string of singles which include the beloved “Kissin’ You”, the empowering “What About Us?” which featured Missy Elliott, and the energetic “Trippin'” which featured Missy Elliott again.

They were not only known for their hit songs; they also featured their soulful voices in collaborations with other Bad Boy artists. They also sang in Mase’s “What You Want,” making the song even more addictive with their beautiful voice. Indeed, the unaccredited vocal on The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” epitomizes their diversity and skillfulness as a group.

Total put out two studio albums with Bad Boy Records, “Total ” and “Kima, Keisha, and Pam” in the years 1995 and 1998. The albums not only achieved critical and commercial success but also got gold certification and made Total one of the few leading R&B girl groups of the 90s.

The group split in the early 2000s, with all members getting involved with individual projects. Nevertheless, in the past few years, there have been rumors about a possible reunion and a new album. Whether these rumors hold weight remains to be seen, but one thing’s for certain: Kima Raynor’s role as a founding member of Total and a talented singer is undisputable.

Personal Life

Unlike most celebrities who are obsessed with the spotlight, Kima Raynor has preferred to live her life away from the public eye. There is almost no information about her personal life, romantic relationships, or personal family matters on the internet.

Net Worth

While Kima Raynor’s exact individual net worth is unknown, estimates put Total’s collective net worth somewhere between $5 and $10 million. This is based on their album sales, tours, as well as brand endorsements that were made during their peak years.

Kima Raynor has impacted significantly the music industry, especially in the field of 90s R&B. Her strong vocals and collaborative nature were cornerstones of Total’s sound, creating a deep-rooted effect on music lovers across the globe.