The O'Jays

Musical Group

The R&B quartet from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1963 and are still going strong. With hits like “Back Stabbers,” “For the Love of Money,” “Give the People What They Want,” “I Love Music,” “Livin’ for the Weekend” and “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet Tender Love),” the sample used in Big Pun’s hit “I’m Not a Player.” In 2004, the group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and in 2005 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2009, the band was honored with a BET Lifetime Achievement Award.