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E! Logo By William Nilles of E! | Slide 1 of 20: The late, great James Brown is the most sampled musician of all-time, used over 7,000 times as of 2018. His song "Funky Drummer" has appeared on 1,440 songs, including George Michael's "Freedom! 90," Nicki Minaj's "Save Me" and Ed Sheeran's "Shirtsleeves."

Most Sampled Act

The late, great James Brown is the most sampled musician of all-time, used over 7,000 times as of 2018. His song "Funky Drummer" has appeared on 1,440 songs, including George Michael's "Freedom! 90," Nicki Minaj's "Save Me" and Ed Sheeran's "Shirtsleeves."

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