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