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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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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
3
Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
K-pop, Hip hop, EDM
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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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Why Don't We is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Vamps is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
EXO is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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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NCT is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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
15
iKON is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 16 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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BtoB is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
K-pop, Dance music, Contemporary R&B
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) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
K-pop, EDM, R&B
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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New Hope Club is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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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TXT is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
ashersaegyo added K-pop
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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Infinite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
K-pop
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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VIXX is listed (or ranked) 24 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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ATEEZ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?
Emily Henigin added K-pop, Hip hop
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