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Most sampled performers

Image Artist Samples Sampled songs Sampling artists
1 James Brown 163 49 52
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 21 3 13
13 Elvis Presley 19 18 13
14 Melvin Bliss 19 1 15
15 Steve Miller Band 19 5 13
16 Average White Band 18 10 11
17 Bing Crosby 18 13 9
18 Bobby Byrd 18 2 8
19 The Isley Brothers 18 9 18
20 Michael Jackson 17 14 15
21 The Honey Drippers 17 1 11
22 Glen Campbell 17 17 14
23 Ohio Players 17 8 13
24 George Clinton 17 1 9
25 The Beatles 16 14 10
26 Led Zeppelin 15 7 11
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 Grover Washington Jr. 13 7 13
32 Kraftwerk 13 11 12
33 William S. Burroughs 13 11 2
34 The Five Stairsteps 13 5 11
35 Herbie Hancock 13 9 10
36 Jimmy Castor 12 6 11
37 Nina Simone 12 8 12
38 David Bowie 12 9 11
39 Lou Donaldson 12 7 7
40 War [US] 12 8 11
41 Bill Withers 12 6 11
42 Diana Ross 12 8 11
43 B.T. Express 11 5 9
44 Billy Squier 11 1 9
45 Rick James 11 5 8
46 Aretha Franklin 11 9 9
47 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 11 7 11
48 The Temptations [US1] 10 8 9
49 The 5th Dimension 10 6 7
50 Earth, Wind & Fire 10 9 9
51 Chic 10 5 10
52 Joe Tex 10 3 4
53 Sugarhill Gang 10 5 8
54 Rufus Thomas 10 5 7
55 Donald Byrd 10 6 9
56 John Scott Trotter 10 5 6
57 The Emotions [US1] 10 2 9
58 The Jackson 5 9 7 8
59 Roy Ayers 9 6 7
60 The Soul Searchers 9 4 8
61 Otis Redding 9 9 9
62 Mountain 9 2 8
63 Gladys Knight 8 7 8
64 Serge Gainsbourg 8 4 7
65 The Pointer Sisters 8 5 7
66 Leslie West 8 1 7
67 Rose Royce 8 5 8
68 Public Enemy 8 5 7
69 Barry White 8 5 7
70 Lee Dorsey 8 4 7
71 Vangelis 8 5 4
72 Felix Pappalardi 8 1 7
73 Quincy Jones 8 6 8
74 Ray Charles [US1] 8 7 6
75 Pink Floyd 7 4 6
76 Marva Whitney 7 2 7
77 The Mohawks 7 1 7
78 Donny Hathaway 7 5 7
79 Dennis Coffey 7 4 5
80 Lalo Schifrin 7 5 5
81 The Jordanaires 7 7 5
82 The Turtles 7 4 5
83 The Clash 7 6 6
84 Queen 7 5 6
85 Mandrill 7 5 6
86 Skull Snaps 7 2 5
87 The Police 7 5 5
88 Tammi Terrell 7 5 7
89 Ken Darby 7 2 6
90 Roger Troutman 7 3 4
91 Cannonball Adderley 7 7 5
92 Gil Scott-Heron 7 7 7
93 The Staple Singers 7 2 5
94 Depeche Mode 6 4 5
95 Eurythmics 6 3 6
96 Heatwave 6 5 6
97 New Birth 6 3 5
98 Jimi Hendrix 6 5 3
99 Trouble Funk 6 2 5
100 Eric B. & Rakim 6 3 5