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What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time? 

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Updated October 15, 2019 5.2k votes 462 voters 5.5k views 44 items

When it comes to boy bands, the first group that comes to mind for most is Backstreet Boys. The hit group of the '90s (to the early 2000s) took pop music by storm, closely followed by the similar N'SYNC. From platinum-certified albums to sold-out tours across the globe, these groups hit the scene hard. While these are certainly two of the biggest names in the history of boy bands, they are actually far from the only ones—and they weren't even the first in terms of boy bands. Sure, you have the more recent groups like BTS and One Direction, among a slew of Japanese boy bands, but the '80s also brought a small wave of boy bands to the scene, such as New Kids on the Block. But before that, we had two of the earliest all-male pop groups: the Jackson 5 and the Osmonds. Though each of these groups have released some great albums over the years, what will go down as the best boy band albums of all time? 

Without a doubt, the Backstreet Boys' self-titled album will always have a top spot on a list of best albums by boy bands—not to mention Black & Blue. Even though they weren't the first of their kind, they brought a new meaning to the term and will go down as one of the greatest boy bands. Whether it was the music videos, the charm, or the killer, choreographed dance moves—they brought something new to the table. You might even say the same of N'SYNC with their No Strings Attached album. And while the '90s/'00s boy band wave quickly crashed, the 2010s offered a new array of these male groups who, again, started taking over the charts and selling out tours world wide. These are groups like the aforementioned BTS (possibly the most famous boy band of their time), 5 Seconds of Summer, and even BROCKHAMPTON. However, we can't forget the often-overlooked groups like A1, Blue, and Take That—all of which produced at least one top boy band album throughout their short careers. 

Considering all this, it's time to cast your votes for the greatest boy band albums of all time. Whether you're a fan of the classics that made the genre what it is today or you love the more recent hits, let your voice be heard! Check out the list of albums by boy bands below and vote up the ones you think are the very best. Feel free to vote others down and add any others if they're missing from the list.

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Love Yourself: Tear is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?

Label: Big Hit Entertainment

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The Shinee World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
stay4bangchan added By SHINee (2008); Tracks: 마지막 선물 (Last Gift) (In my room-Prelude), 누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay) & In my room (Unplugged Remix)

Label: SM Entertainment

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Contemporary R&B, K-pop

"The Shinee World" is the first studio album by South Korean boy band, Shinee. The album was released in South Korea on August 29, 2008. The album includes the lead single "Love ...more
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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By Backstreet Boys (1996); Tracks: Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), Everytime I Close My Eyes & Every Time I Close My Eyes

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Piano rock, Dance-pop, + more

Backstreet Boys is the self-titled debut U.S. studio album by the vocal-pop group Backstreet Boys. The release of this album coincided with the release of their second international album ...more
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Face Yourself is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?

Label: Universal Music Japan

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Love Yourself: Her is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
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No Strings Attached is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By 'N Sync (2000); Tracks: I Thought She Knew, I'll Be Good for You & This Is Where the Party's At

Genres (Music): Pop music, Dance music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Electronic dance music, + more

No Strings Attached is the second studio album by American boy band NSYNC, released on March 21, 2000 by Jive Records. Looking to distinguish their music from that of their labelmates, its music ...more
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Midnight Memories is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By One Direction (2013); Tracks: Diana, Why Don't We Go There & Alive

Genres (Music): Pop music, Pop rock

Midnight Memories is a 2013 studio album by pop boy band One Direction.
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Black & Blue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By Backstreet Boys (2000); Tracks: Time, How Did I Fall in Love With You & I Promise You (With Everything I Am)

Producer: Rami Yacoub, Rodney Jerkins, Max Martin, Babyface, Kristian Lundin, + more

Length (mins): 00:51:38

Genres (Music): Pop music, Pop rock, Dance music, Contemporary R&B, Power pop

Black & Blue is the fourth album of the American vocal-pop group Backstreet Boys. It is their follow-up album from their 1999 studio release Millennium. The album recorded the best ...more
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Take Me Home is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By One Direction (2012); Tracks: They Don't Know About Us, Magic & Over Again

Genres (Music): Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock, Dance-pop, Teen pop, + more

Take Me Home is the second studio album by British-Irish band One Direction, released on 9 November 2012 by Sony Music Entertainment. As a follow-up to One Direction's internationally successful ...more
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Up All Night is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By One Direction (2011); Tracks: Moments, Another World & Na Na Na

Genres (Music): Pop music, Indie pop, Soft rock, Pop rock, Dance-pop, + more

Up All Night is the debut studio album by English-Irish boy band One Direction, released by Syco Records in November 2011 in Ireland and the United Kingdom, followed by a worldwide release ...more
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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By New Kids on the Block (1990); Tracks: Time Is on Our Side, Tonight & Funny Feeling

Length (mins): 00:48:06

Genres (Music): Pop music, New jack swing

Step by Step is the third studio album, and fourth album overall, by American boy band New Kids on the Block, released in June 1990 via Columbia Records.
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Four is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
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Made In The AM is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
stay4bangchan added
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5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By 5 Seconds of Summer (2014); Tracks: Greenlight, She Looks So Perfect & Heartbreak Girl

Genres (Music): Pop punk, Power pop

5 Seconds of Summer is the debut studio album by Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer. It was released by Capitol Records on 27 June 2014 in Europe and on 22 July 2014 in the United States, ...more
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Hangin' Tough is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By New Kids on the Block (1988); Tracks: What'cha Gonna Do (About It), I Need You & I'll Be Loving You (Forever)

Length (mins): 00:42:44

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Pop rock, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, + more

Hangin' Tough is the second album by American boy band New Kids on the Block, released on September 6, 1988 by Columbia Records. It is widely regarded as the breakthrough album of the group's ...more
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Celebrity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By 'N Sync (2001); Tracks: Gone, See Right Through You & Girlfriend

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Hip hop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, + more

Celebrity is the third and final studio album by the pop boy band NSYNC. It was released on July 24, 2001 as the second overall album under Jive Records. The album achieved five times platinum ...more
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In a World Like This is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By Backstreet Boys (2013); Tracks: Trust Me, In a World Like This & Try

Genres (Music): Indie pop, Contemporary R&B, Dance-pop

In a World Like This is the eighth studio album by the Backstreet Boys, released in 2013 through the band's own record label K-BAHN. A follow-up to 2009's This Is Us, it is the first album ...more
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Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
stay4bangchan added By Jonas Brothers (2007); Tracks: Inseparable, Just Friends & Australia

Genres (Music): Pop music, Pop rock, Pop punk, Electronic music, Bubblegum pop, + more

Jonas Brothers is the self-titled second studio album and the international debut album released by the Jonas Brothers and their first album to be released under Hollywood Records. The album was ...more
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BTR is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By Big Time Rush (2010); Tracks: Big Time Rush (Theme), City Is Ours & I Know You Know

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop rock, Contemporary R&B, Synthpop, Dance-pop, + more

BTR is the debut studio album by pop boyband Big Time Rush. Released on October 11, 2010, the track listing for the album was announced on September 1, 2010. The album was preceded by the ...more
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Sorry, Sorry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By Super Junior (2009); Tracks: 첫 번째 이야기 (Love U More), HAPPY TOGETHER & HAPPY TOGETHER

Label: SM Entertainment

Genres (Music): Electronica, Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B, + more

Sorry, Sorry is the third studio album by South Korean boy band Super Junior, released on March 12, 2009 in South Korea. Sorry, Sorry was a critically and commercially successful hit in Asia, ...more
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98 Degrees and Rising is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
By 98 Degrees (1998); Tracks: Heat It Up, If She Only Knew & Do You Wanna Dance

Length (mins): 00:48:01

Genres (Music): Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Teen pop, Hip hop soul

98 Degrees and Rising is the second album released by American male vocal group 98 Degrees. It was recorded at Blue Wave Studios in Vancouver, Canada. The album includes the singles ...more
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Elevate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
gavin.rojas96 added By Big Time Rush (2011); Tracks: You're Not Alone, Show Me & Elevate

Genres (Music): Pop rock, Dance music, Contemporary R&B, Synthpop, Dance-pop, + more

Elevate is the second studio album by American boy band Big Time Rush. It was released on November 21, 2011 by Columbia Records in association with Nickelodeon. The band worked with accomplished ...more
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8 Letters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
harmoniaclaire added
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Sounds Good Feels Good ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?
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Primera Cita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Are the Best Boy Band Albums of All Time?