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