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Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now? 

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While boy bands are nothing new (just ask the hits of the 90s), some of the most famous boy bands in the world today might have you think otherwise. In other words, boy bands across the globe have taken the music world by storm throughout the 2010s, dominating the music charts and selling out tours everywhere. While much of their fan base may be under the age of 18, that doesn't take away from the fame these boy bands are experiencing. Of all today's popular boy bands, however, who is the most famous?

With numerous hit Kpop songs, BTS (Bangtan Boys) is one of the most popular boy bands out right now—not to mention EXO, TRCNG, and many others. However, Kpop groups aren't the only ones making waves in the music industry, as groups like Why Don't We and Brockhampton could also be considered some of the most famous boy bands right now. Of course, this is all up to you fans to decide.

Check out the list of top boy bands below and vote up the groups you think are the most famous in the world right now. You can also add any groups that may be missing from the list.

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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

Albums: 2 Cool 4 Skool, DARK&WILD, SKOOL LUV AFFAIR SPECIAL ADDITION

Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won ...more

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Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

Albums: Super Show 4, Twins, Mr. Simple, Sorry, Sorry, + more

Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, is a South Korean boy band formed on November 6, 2005, by producer Lee Soo-man of SM Entertainment. The group comprised a total of thirteen members at its ...more

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EXO is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Exo is a South Korean–Chinese boy band based in Seoul, with nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. The band was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and ...more

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Got7 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Albums: Got It?, Got Love, AROUND THE WORLD

Got7 is a groove dance K-pop boy group based in South Korea. Formed by JYP Entertainment in 16 January 2014, Got7 has seven members: leader JB, Mark, Jr., Jackson, Youngjae, Bambam and Yugyeom. ...more
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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Stray Kids is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality show of the same name. It is composed of nine members: Bang Chan, Woojin, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, ...more

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NCT is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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NCT is a South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment. Their name stands for the Hallyu localization project Neo Culture Technology, a term coined by S.M. Entertainment founder Lee ...more
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TXT is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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TXT, short for Tomorrow X Together, is a five-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. The group consists of members Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Hueningkai, and Taehyun. ...more
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One Direction is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Albums: Up All Night, Something About the Way You Look Tonight, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Your Song, You Are So Beautiful, + more

One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. In addition, Zayn Malik was a member until his departure ...more

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Why Don't We is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Why Don't We (commonly abbreviated as WDW) is an American pop boyband, that was assembled on September 27, 2016, consisting of Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery and Zach ...more

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BIGBANG is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Albums: Stand Up, The Best of Big Bang, ALIVE, REMEMBER, Big Bang, + more

Big Bang (stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The group consists of 4 members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung. Member Seungri retired from the ...more

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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015. The group consists of thirteen members (Jun, Vernon, DK, Seungkwan, Hoshi, ...more
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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

Albums: The Misconceptions of Us, Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me, Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You, Boys Meet U, Lucifer, + more

Shinee ( SHY-nee; Korean: 샤이니, romanized: Syaini; Japanese: シャイニー, romanized: Shainī; stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group's musical ...more

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iKON is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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iKon, stylized as iKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment. The group was first introduced in the reality survival program WIN: Who is Next as "Team B." ...more
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Wanna One is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Wanna One was a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the second season of Produce 101. The group was composed of eleven members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim ...more
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ATEEZ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Ateez (stylized ATEEZ), previously known as KQ Fellaz, is a K-pop boy group under KQ Entertainment. It is composed of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, ...more

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Pentagon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016. The group consists of 10 members: Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, E'Dawn, Shinwon, Yeo ...more
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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BtoB is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

Albums: Born to Beat, Press Play, Second Confession, Love Virus, Beep Beep, + more

BtoB is a South Korean seven member boy group formed in 2012 by Cube Entertainment. The group consists of Seo Eunkwang, Lee Minhyuk, Changsub, Lim Hyun-sik, Peniel, Jung Il-hoon, and Yook ...more
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MONSTA X is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Monsta X is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by Mnet survival show No.Mercy. The group is employed by Starship Entertainment and is composed of seven members: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, ...more
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The Vamps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Albums: Meet the Vamps, Can We Dance, Wild Heart, Wild Heart, Last Night, + more

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NCT Dream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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NCT Dream is the third sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT. The unit debuted on August 24, 2016 with their single "Chewing Gum." The unit consists of seven ...more
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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

Albums: Never Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way, Black & Blue, Backstreet's Back, + more

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5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Albums: 5 Seconds of Summer, Somewhere New, Unplugged, She Looks So Perfect, Out of My Limit, + more

5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop rock and pop punk band. Formed in Sydney in 2011, the band consists of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin. The group were ...more

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Astro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
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Astro is a South Korean boy group formed by Fantagio in 2016. The group is composed of six members: MJ, JinJin, Eunwoo, Moon Bin, Rocky, and Sanha. They debuted with the single "Hide & ...more
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Infinite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

Albums: Over the Top, Inspirit, First Invasion, Evolution, Infinitize, + more

Infinite is a seven-member South Korean pop boy band, formed in 2010 by Woollim Entertainment. The group comprises seven members: Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Hoya, Sungyeol, L, and Sungjong. ...more