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Most sampled performers

Image Artist Samples Sampled songs Sampling artists
1 James Brown 161 49 51
2 Bob James 65 7 54
3 Kool & The Gang 57 24 25
4 Parliament 46 24 11
5 The J.B.'s 41 16 19
6 Sly & The Family Stone 40 21 15
7 Funkadelic 33 17 14
8 Isaac Hayes 28 13 24
9 Marvin Gaye 25 18 19
10 Curtis Mayfield 22 13 19
11 The Meters 21 13 15
12 Lyn Collins 20 3 12
13 Steve Miller Band 19 5 13
14 Average White Band 18 10 11
15 Bobby Byrd 18 2 8
16 Melvin Bliss 18 1 14
17 Ohio Players 17 8 13
18 George Clinton 17 1 9
19 The Honey Drippers 17 1 11
20 The Isley Brothers 16 8 16
21 The Beatles 16 14 10
22 Michael Jackson 15 13 13
23 Led Zeppelin 14 6 10
24 The Bar-Kays 14 5 10
25 Zapp 14 6 9
26 The Incredible Bongo Band 14 3 12
27 Grover Washington Jr. 13 7 13
28 Herbie Hancock 13 9 10
29 The Five Stairsteps 13 5 11
30 William S. Burroughs 13 11 2
31 Stevie Wonder 13 11 9
32 War [US] 12 8 11
33 Elvis Presley 12 12 6
34 Lou Donaldson 12 7 7
35 Kraftwerk 12 10 11
36 Bill Withers 12 6 12
37 Billy Squier 11 1 9
38 B.T. Express 11 5 9
39 Chic 10 5 10
40 Earth, Wind & Fire 10 9 9
41 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 10 7 10
42 Jimmy Castor 10 6 10
43 Aretha Franklin 10 8 8
44 Donald Byrd 10 6 9
45 Diana Ross 10 7 9
46 Rufus Thomas 10 5 7
47 Otis Redding 9 9 9
48 The Soul Searchers 9 5 8
49 Sugarhill Gang 9 5 7
50 The Emotions 9 2 8
51 Mountain 9 2 8
52 Rick James 9 4 6
53 Roy Ayers 9 6 7
54 The Temptations [US1] 9 7 8
55 David Bowie 9 7 8
56 The Pointer Sisters 8 5 7
57 Vangelis 8 5 4
58 The Jackson 5 8 6 8
59 Ray Charles 8 7 6
60 Joe Tex 8 2 3
61 Public Enemy 8 5 7
62 Gladys Knight 8 7 8
63 Leslie West 8 1 7
64 Felix Pappalardi 8 1 7
65 The 5th Dimension 8 5 6
66 Barry White 8 5 6
67 Serge Gainsbourg 8 4 7
68 Lee Dorsey 8 4 7
69 Marva Whitney 7 2 7
70 Lalo Schifrin 7 5 5
71 The Turtles 7 4 5
72 Nina Simone 7 3 7
73 Dennis Coffey 7 4 5
74 The Mohawks 7 1 7
75 The Clash 7 6 6
76 Mandrill 7 5 6
77 Queen 7 5 6
78 Skull Snaps 7 2 5
79 Roger Troutman 7 3 4
80 Cannonball Adderley 7 7 5
81 The Staple Singers 7 2 5
82 Quincy Jones 7 5 7
83 The Commodores 6 6 6
84 New Birth 6 3 5
85 Les McCann 6 5 5
86 The Fatback Band 6 4 5
87 World's Famous Supreme Team 6 2 5
88 Gil Scott-Heron 6 6 6
89 Jimi Hendrix 6 5 3
90 Maceo Parker 6 4 6
91 Trouble Funk 6 2 5
92 Donny Hathaway 6 5 6
93 Eddie Kendricks 6 4 6
94 The Rolling Stones 6 5 5
95 The Jordanaires 6 6 4
96 Heatwave 6 5 6
97 Rose Royce 6 3 6
98 Steely Dan 6 5 6
99 Pink Floyd 5 4 4
100 Abbé Pierre Kaelin 5 5 1