Since entering the music world alongside his brothers during his early childhood, Michael Jackson has recorded countless hits that still resonate with music lovers across the world.

The King of Pop’s knack for being a trendsetter in pop culture has also inspired various artists to rework some of his material into new tracks.

In celebration of what would have been MJ’s 55th birthday, today we take a look at artists who have sampled the late icon’s music.

Let us know your favorite Michael Jackson sample in the comments section.

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  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Jay-Z's "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh4gck89uj0" target="_hplink">Izzo (H.O.V.A.)</a>" ("I Want You Back")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    SWV - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOKd_et0A4o" target="_hplink">Right Here</a>" Remix ("Human Nature")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Aaliyah - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDbvjqRuMTA" target="_hplink">Journey To The Past</a>" ("Human Nature")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Ashanti - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM6w3_ljSwo" target="_hplink">Good Good</a>" ("The Girl is Mine")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Fabolous - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdiWYzWVsxA" target="_hplink">Baby</a>" ("I Can't Help It")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Kanye West - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEKEjpTzB0Q" target="_hplink">Good Life</a>" ("P.Y.T.")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    LL Cool J - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmaXc1cryMw" target="_hplink">Hey Lover</a>" ("The Lady In My Life")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    MC Lyte - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJDpnFXv9LU&feature=related" target="_hplink">Keep On Keepin On</a>" ("Liberian Girl")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Nas - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-X3TqY-Df8" target="_hplink">It Ain't Hard To Tell</a>" ("Human Nature")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Monica - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z71DKgdq3zQ" target="_hplink">All Eyez On Me</a>" ("P.Y.T.")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Naughty by Nature - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gfc481YZxc" target="_hplink">World Go Round</a>" ("People Make the World Go Round")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Ne-Yo - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd6CB3D2DPA" target="_hplink">"So Sick" </a> Remix ("Human Nature")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Q Tip - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhumw8f_SB4" target="_hplink">Move</a>" ("Dancin Machine")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Rihanna - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd8jh9QYfEs" target="_hplink">Don't Stop The Music</a>" ("Wanna Be Startin' Somethin")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Shanice "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kXfPuGPZyc" target="_hplink">It's for You</a>" ("I Can't Help It")

  • Artists Who Sampled MJ

    Jennifer Lopez - "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ_ccVMKGUw&feature=player_embedded" target="_hplink">Gotta Be There</a>" ("I Wanna Be Where You Are")