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

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List Rules Vote up the most famous boy bands out right now. If you add to the list, ensure the group is still active.

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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One Direction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
RachelTwice added Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music 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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5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
adp_2004 added Pop punk, Pop music 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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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell. The ...more

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The Vamps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Mayona1234 added Indie pop, Pop music The Vamps are a British pop band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans. They first gained fame in late 2012 with cover songs uploaded to YouTube, leading to ...more

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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B 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) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop Super Junior is a South Korean boy band. Formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment, the group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak. Super Junior originally ...more

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Pentagon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
bangtxnbxtch added K-pop, Electronic 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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Why Don't We is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Pop 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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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Tracey Tolmay added K-pop 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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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Faiza added K-POP 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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Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
lastyoungri added Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music Big Bang is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, they officially debuted on August 19, 2006. Predominantly a ...more

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Wanna One is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
K-pop Wanna One is a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the 2017 series Produce 101 Season 2. The group is composed of eleven members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim ...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?
michleyti05 added K-pop, Hip hop 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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Got7 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
ChaaKatara added Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B 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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NCT is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Faiza added K-pop, Hip hop, Teen pop 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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EXO is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
K-pop, Electronica, Hip hop Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with twelve members separated into two subgroups, Exo-K (Suho, Baekhyun, ...more

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New Hope Club is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Pop rock, Pop New Hope Club is a British pop rock trio formed in 2015, consisting of Reece Bibby, Blake Richardson and George Smith. Their debut EP, Welcome to the Club, was released on Steady ...more

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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?
Dance music, Contemporary R&B, K-pop 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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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music Shinee (stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean boy group formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of four members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Originally a five-piece group, ...more

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Union J is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Pop music Union J are a British boy band consisting of members Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley and George Shelley. They were formed in 2011 and originally a trio, consisting of Cuthbert, ...more

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JBJ is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
K-pop JBJ is a South Korean project boy group consisting of six members who previously participated in Mnet's 2017 survival show Produce 101 Season 2. The group is managed by Fave Entertainment, while ...more

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Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Hip hop, Experimental, R&B Brockhampton is a California-based American hip-hop collective, self-described as a "boy band", formed in San Marcos, Texas in 2015. Brockhampton was partially founded on Internet ...more

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Infinite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music 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

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Mayday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Chesca Torallo Castro added Pop music, Rock music, Mandopop Mayday, is a Taiwanese alternative rock band that was formed in the late 1990s with five members, Ashin, Monster and Stone, Masa and Guan You. Formerly making music under the name of So Band, ...more

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VIXX is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
K-pop VIXX is a six member South Korean boy band, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. All members participated in Mnet's survival reality show MyDOL and were chosen via an elimination system through ...more

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TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music TVXQ, an initialism for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, is a South Korean pop duo consisting of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. They are known as Tohoshinki in Japanese releases, and are sometimes referred ...more

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In Real Life is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
fangirl27 added In Real Life In Real Life (also known as IRL) is an American boy band composed of Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, Sergio Calderon, and Michael Conor, the final five vocalists from the American ...more

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Il Volo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Operatic pop Il Volo is an Italian operatic pop trio, consisting of singers: tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, and baritone Gianluca Ginoble. Having won the Sanremo Music Festival 2015, they will ...more