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

Updated April 16, 2021 224.4k votes 38.6k voters 173.8k views33 items

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While boy bands are nothing new (just check out 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 in 2021?

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 in 2021. You can also add any groups that may be missing from the list.

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    BTS

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit...  more

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    12,671
    One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam...  more

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  • 3
    5,074
    5,333

    Got7

    Hip hop music, Dance music
    Got7, commonly stylized as GOT7, is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The...  more

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  • 4
    3,447
    2,881

    TXT

    K-pop
    TXT, short for Tomorrow X Together, is a five-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit...  more

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  • 5
    5,894
    6,583

    EXO

    K-pop
    Exo is a South Korean–Chinese boy band based in Seoul, with nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay,...  more

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  • 6
    4,612
    5,004
    Stray Kids is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality...  more

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  • 7
    3,931
    4,833

    NCT

    K-pop, Hip hop
    NCT is a South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment. Their name stands for the Hallyu...  more
  • 8
    3,990
    4,933
    Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis...  more
  • 9
    3,749
    4,593

    SHINee

    K-pop, EDM
    Shinee ( SHY-nee; Korean: 샤이니, romanized: Syaini; Japanese: シャイニー, romanized: Shainī; stylized...  more

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    4,672
    5,836
    Why Don't We (commonly abbreviated as WDW) is an American pop boyband, that was assembled on...  more

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  • 11
    1,081
    1,125

    Jonas Brothers

    Bubblegum pop, Pop music
    The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from...  more

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  • 12
    6,240
    7,732

    Super Junior

    K-pop, Dance-pop
    Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, is a South Korean boy band formed on November 6, 2005,...  more

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  • 13
    3,272
    4,092

    BIGBANG

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Big Bang (stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The...  more

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  • 14
    2,861
    3,649

    iKON

    K-pop, Hip hop
    iKon, stylized as iKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment. The...  more

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  • 15
    2,253
    4,102

    The Vamps

    Indie pop, Pop music
    The Vamps are a British pop band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and...  more

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  • 16
    870
    1,105

    MONSTA X

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Monsta X is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by Mnet survival show No.Mercy. The group...  more

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  • 17
    3,119
    6,282

    Backstreet Boys

    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop
    Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated as BSB) is an American vocal group, formed in Orlando,...  more

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    634
    910
    NCT Dream is the third sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT. The...  more

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  • 19
    4,030
    8,501

    5 Seconds of Summer

    Pop punk, Pop music
    5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop rock and pop punk band. Formed in Sydney in 2011,...  more

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    208
    297

    Day6

    K-pop, Pop rock
    Day6 is a South Korean band formed by JYP Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists...  more

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  • 21
    1,577
    3,051

    BtoB

    K-pop, Dance music
    BtoB is a South Korean seven member boy group formed in 2012 by Cube Entertainment. The group...  more
  • 22
    547
    802

    NCT U

    K-pop, Hip hop
    NCT U is the first sub-unit of the South Korean boy band NCT, consisting of seven members:...  more
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    152
    225
    Treasure is a South Korean boy group formed in 2019 by YG Entertainment through the...  more

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    17
    45

    Take That

    Ballad, Synthpop
    Take That are an English pop group formed in Manchester in 1989. The group currently consists...  more

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    792
    1,496

    CNCO

    Latin pop, Reggaeton
    CNCO is an Latin boyband which performs primarily in Spanish. The group is composed of Joel...  more

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