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