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Most sampled performers

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