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

Updated March 3, 2021 250.5k votes 36.9k voters 161.4k views37 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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  • BTS1
    26,812
    9,192

    BTS

    K-pop, Hip hop

    Albums2 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...  more
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  • One Direction2
    11,640
    12,841

    AlbumsUp All Night, Something About the Way You Look Tonight, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Your Song, You Are So Beautiful

    One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam...  more
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  • Got73
    4,896
    5,120

    Got7

    Hip hop music, Dance music

    AlbumsGot It?, Got Love, AROUND THE WORLD

    Got7, commonly stylized as GOT7, is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The...  more
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  • EXO4
    5,735
    6,411

    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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  • Stray Kids5
    4,470
    4,899
    Stray Kids is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality...  more
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  • TXT6
    3,047
    2,616

    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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  • Seventeen7
    3,962
    4,902
    Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis...  more
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  • Why Don't We8
    4,622
    5,794
    Why Don't We (commonly abbreviated as WDW) is an American pop boyband, that was assembled on...  more
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  • NCT9
    3,843
    4,766

    NCT

    K-pop, Hip hop
    NCT is a South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment. Their name stands for the Hallyu...  more
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  • SHINee10
    3,658
    4,502

    SHINee

    K-pop, EDM

    AlbumsThe Misconceptions of Us, Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me, Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You, Boys Meet U, Lucifer

    Shinee ( SHY-nee; Korean: 샤이니, romanized: Syaini; Japanese: シャイニー, romanized: Shainī; stylized...  more
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  • ATEEZ11
    1,559
    1,808

    ATEEZ

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Ateez (stylized ATEEZ), previously known as KQ Fellaz, is a K-pop boy group under KQ...  more
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  • Jonas Brothers12
    855
    875

    Jonas Brothers

    Bubblegum pop, Pop music

    AlbumsJonas L.A., A Little Bit Longer, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, It's About Time

    The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from...  more
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  • Super Junior13
    6,250
    7,764

    Super Junior

    K-pop, Dance-pop

    AlbumsSuper Show 4, Twins, Mr. Simple, Sorry, Sorry

    Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, is a South Korean boy band formed on November 6, 2005,...  more
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  • BIGBANG14
    3,276
    4,129

    BIGBANG

    K-pop, Hip hop

    AlbumsStand Up, The Best of Big Bang, ALIVE, REMEMBER, Big Bang

    Big Bang (stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The...  more
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  • iKON15
    2,874
    3,663

    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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  • The Vamps16
    2,236
    4,179

    The Vamps

    Indie pop, Pop music

    AlbumsMeet the Vamps, Can We Dance, Wild Heart, Wild Heart, Last Night

    The Vamps are a British pop band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and...  more
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  • Wanna One17
    2,889
    4,316
    Wanna One was a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the second season of Produce...  more
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  • Pentagon18
    2,669
    4,397

    Pentagon

    K-pop, Electronic
    Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube...  more
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  • TREASURE19
    77
    87
    Treasure is a South Korean boy group formed in 2019 by YG Entertainment through the...  more
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  • MONSTA X20
    767
    979

    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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  • Backstreet Boys21
    3,139
    6,632

    Backstreet Boys

    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop

    AlbumsNever Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way, Black & Blue, Backstreet's Back

    Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated as BSB) is an American vocal group, formed in Orlando,...  more
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  • Astro22
    661
    936

    Astro

    K-pop
    Astro is a South Korean boy group formed by Fantagio in 2016. The group is composed of six...  more
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  • 5 Seconds of Summer23
    4,090
    9,041

    5 Seconds of Summer

    Pop punk, Pop music

    Albums5 Seconds of Summer, Somewhere New, Unplugged, She Looks So Perfect, Out of My Limit

    5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop rock and pop punk band. Formed in Sydney in 2011,...  more
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  • Day624
    122
    172

    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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  • BtoB25
    1,601
    3,093

    BtoB

    K-pop, Dance music

    AlbumsBorn to Beat, Press Play, Second Confession, Love Virus, Beep Beep

    BtoB is a South Korean seven member boy group formed in 2012 by Cube Entertainment. The group...  more
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