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