Robin S. Didn’t Know Beyoncé Sampled ‘Show Me Love’ For ‘Break My Soul’ Until Her Phone Started Blowing Up

Beyoncé’s comeback single “Break My Soul” has gotten the whole world dancing, with many viewing the song as an indicator of Beyoncé’s immersion into house music. The song itself samples a ’90s house classic, Robin S.’s “Show Me Love.” And despite having to clear a sample for one of the biggest entertainers in the world, Robin S. didn’t know Beyoncé sampled her song until it was released and listeners made her name go viral.

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Beyoncé’s song ‘Break My Soul’ samples Robin S.’s song ‘Show Me Love’

Robin S. first released “Show Me Love” in 1990. The song was instrumental in making house music mainstream. In the years that followed, several hit songs featured female vocalists singing over dancefloor-ready beats, including “Gypsy Woman” and “100% Pure Love” by Crystal Waters and “Free” by Ultra Naté.

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