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Ultimate Guide To The Hottest Boy Bands Of All Time!

Written by YH Staff. Published: January 11 2024


For over 6 decades, boy bands from all over the world having making us squee in excitement! The formula is very simple: 3 or more super cute AND super talented singers/musicians, a catalogue of killer bops, and some sweet dance moves thrown in for good measure, and you'll fans of all ages, ethnicities, and genders begging for more. Here is an A-Z guide to some of the biggest boys bands that have had us fangirling for generations!


Years: 2018 - Present
Members: Jaden Gray, Camry Jackson, Marcus Pendleton
Biggest Hit: “XOXO”

This American pop boy band rose to fame from ABC’s reality series, “Boy Band”. Their music reflects '80s and '90s music with a modern twist. They have raised money for such organizations as Stand Up To Cancer.


Years: 2011 - Present
Members: Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin

Biggest Hit: “Youngblood”
This Australian pop rock band originally began their career on YouTube. Their genre diversifies from Pop Rock to New Wave. Not only are they known for their entertainment but also for the philanthropy, supporting against HIV/AIDS.


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Years: 1996 - 2002; 2012 - Present
Members: Brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre
Biggest Hit  “I Do (Cherish You)”

This reunited boy band is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning group out of Ohio. Their genre has been developed and written by themselves reflecting R&B as well as mainstream Pop.


AB6IX (Absolute Six)
Years: 2019 - Present
Members: Jeon Woong, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin, Lee Dae-hwi
Biggest Hit: “Cherry”

This South Korean boy band debuted themselves and their everyday loves on a fun reality show "BrandNewBoys". They have also been appointed as public relations ambassador for Youth Cyber Violence Prevention Education!


Years: 1998 - 2004; 2018 - 2019
Members: Lil' Fizz, J-Boog, Raz-B, Omarion
Biggest Hit: “Bump, Bump, Bump”

B2K, also known as “Boys of the New Millennium”, rose to national fame for their R&B/Soul singles and albums, for which they won many awards. After 15 years, the band reunited for The Millennium Tour in 2019.


Years: 1993 - Present
Members: Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson
Biggest Hit: "I Want It That Way”

Superstar boy band, Backstreet Boys have sold million of records worldwide.  They continue to do so, even planning a 2024 gig in Cancun!


Years: 2009 - 2014; 2021 - Present
Members: Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, Carlos PeñaVega
Biggest Hit: “Boyfriend”

Out of Los Angeles, this American pop music boy band was the brain child of Nickelodeon. "Big Time Rush" ran for 4 musical sitcom seasons and became incredibly popular, not only for their music but their personalities. After a 7-year hiatus, the band reunited in 2021 for new music and new tours!


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Years: 2023 - Present
Members: Sungho, Riwoo, Jaehyun, Taesan, Leehan, Woonhak
Biggest Hit: “One and Only”

One of the latest boy bands out of South Korea, BoyNextDoor have already charted on Billboard and have won multiple awards!


Years: 1985 - Present
Members: Nathan Morris, Wanyá Morris, Shawn Stockman
Biggest Hit: “End of the Road”

An incredible vocal harmony group, Boyz II Men have wooed crowds with their emotional R&B ballads since the 1980s. They are still on tour for 2024!


Years: 1993 - 2000; 2007 - 2019
Members: Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch
Biggest Hit: “No Matter What”

Boyzone, a Irish pop boy band, after two comebacks and multiple MTV Europe Music Awards, still maintain themselves as a European sensation. Early in their career, they played pubs and clubs all over Northern Ireland. In 2018, Boyzone went on tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary!


Years: 2010 - 2022
Members: Kevin Abstract, Merlyn Wood, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, and approximately 26 other members(!)
Biggest Hit: “Boogie”

This American hip hop/rap diverse boy band from Texas, led by Kevin Abstract, went through many transitions as they added more members over time. Brockhampton appeared and performed at such venues as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Agenda Festival in Long Beach, The Ellen Show, and Coachella!!


Years: 2010 - Present
Members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, Jungkook
Biggest Hit: “Dynamite”

This iconic South Korean boy band extended their hip-hop-influenced music to include many aspects of coming-of-age -- embodying self love and individualism which they co-wrote and co-produced. So popular in their genre, they were invited to the White House by the President, and their music video for "Dynamite" has 1.7 BILLION views on YouTube as of this writing! The band is currently on hiatus in order to fulfill their mandatory South Korean military service, but they plan to reunite in 2025!


Years: 2016 - 2023
Members: Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, Zabdiel De Jesús; previously Joel Pimentel
Biggest Hit: “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)”

Based out of Miami, Florida, this Latin-American boy band toured extensively with Ricky Martin. Their main genres were Raggaeton and Latin Pop. Their fans, called CNCOwners, voted to place them first in “Favorite New Latin Boy Band Poll” held by Billboard!


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Years: 2020 - Present
Members: Serim, Allen, Jungmo, Woobin, Wonjin, Minhee, Hyeongjun, Taeyoung, Seongmin
Biggest Hit: “My Turn”

Seoul Music K-Wave Award winners, Cravity has gone on to entertain and released 6 mini-albums and one studio album. Known not just for their songs but their very entertaining dance routines!


Years: 2020 - Present
Members: Hyeop, Yunseong, Changuk, Dongyun, Minseo, Junho; previously Alex
Biggest Hit: “Villian”

Formerly known as Woollim Rookies and W Project 4, this K-Pop boy band have released albums and songs worldwide. They have also appeared on reality shows and variety shows showcasing their songs and personalities!


Years: 2021 - Present
Members: Bene Schulz, Jacob Rott, Julien Brown, Luis Freitag, Tim Schaecker
Biggest Hit: “Runaway”

This TikTok phenomenon boy band from Germany have taken social media by storm. They’ve also become fashion cultists and been covered by such media giants as GQ!


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Years: 2020 - Present
Members: Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, Ni-ki
Biggest Hit: “Drunk-Dazed”

These K-Pop boys are not only known for their catchy chorus and energetic productions, but have been selected to be on the cover of Esquire Korea and threw out the first pitch at an L.A. Dodgers game!


Years: 2012 - Present
Members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun
Biggest Hit: “Love Shot”

Labeled as Kings of K-Pop by Forbes Korea, EXO’s diverse genres in K-pop, R&B, hip-hop, etc. have won them many awards. This boy band has supported philanthropic efforts such a Smile for U and UNICEF!


Years: 2020 - Present
Members: Shin, Son Jung-hyun, Choi Jun-seong, Lee Kang-sung, Prince, Lee Woo-jin, Lee Jin-woo
Biggest Hit: “Think of Dawn”

Ghost9, a K-Pop boy band, held their first concert of their tour in the United States in Los Angeles. They have been nominated and won awards at such ceremonies as the Asia Artist Awards, the Golden Disc Awards, and the Seoul Music Awards!


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Years: 1992 - Present
Members: Brothers Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, and Zac Hanson

Biggest Hit: “MMMBop”
This internationally acclaimed American pop-rock band of brothers from Oklahoma has been performing to sell-out crowds with their soft pop, and power pop genres. They not only have numerous tours under their belts but have been very active in their philanthropic causes.


Years: 2012 - 2016
Members: Cole Pendery, Dana Vaughns, Gabe Morales, Will Jay, David Scarzone
Biggest Hit: “Don’t Run Away”

This American boy band has wowed fandom with their R&B-driven dance routines, vocals, and melodies. Co-ounded by gossip blogger Perez Hilton, they have been recognized and promoted by Disney and featured on MTV!


Years: 2017 - 2020
Members: Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, Sergio Calderon, Conor Smith
Biggest Hit: “Lightning Crashes”

IRL was created on a music competition series in L.A. called “Boy Band”. Appearing on such television programs like "Jimmy Kimmel Live", IRL ventured in other genres like pop, dance, teen, and Latin-pop.


Years: 1964 - 1984
Members: Brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael Jackson
Biggest Hit: “I Want You Back”

After disbanding, Michael Jackson went on to become a world renown performer and artist in his own right until his untimely death in 2009. The brothers, along with sisters Janet and La Toya, are still performing.


Years: 2005 - 2013; 2019 - Present
Members: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas
Biggest Hit: “Burnin’ Up”

Having steadfastly stood the test of time, this incredibly popular American pop-rock group out of New Jersey, the Jonas Brothers are still rockin’ the music scene today. With their start with Disney, they became worldwide sensations!


Years: 1977 - Present
Members: Ricky Meléndez, Johnny Lozada, René Farrait, Miguel Cancel, Xavier Serbiá, Charlie Masso, Ray Reyes
Biggest Hit: “Claridad”

Acclaimed Puerto Rican band Menudo was formed by teenagers and has been ranked by even Billboard as one of the biggest boy bands of all time! Ricky Martin, famous for “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, launced his career with Menudo!


Years: 2009 - Present
Members: Eric Secharia, Anthony Ladao, Thomas Augusto, Colton Rudloff
Biggest Hit: “Take Me Home”

This American boy band, whose fans have been dubbed “red heads”, has been featured on such programs as "NBC Today" and others. Also, they have been featured on tours such as back-ups for Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block; their popular hit “Take Me Home” was featured in Coca-Cola commercials that ran in movie theaters nationwide!


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Years:  2008 - 2017
Members:  Craig Crippen, Jr., Jacob Perez, Rayan Lopez, Chresanto August, Elijah Johnson, Michael Martin
Biggest Hit: “My Girl” and “Mrs. Right”

This L.A.-based boy band combined genres R&B, pop, and hip-hop. Their albums and singles, when released, rated high on Billboard and were nominated for multiple BET Awards. Interesting note: the band trained in dance and singing for two years before releasing a recording!


Years: 2015 - Present
Members: Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, I.M
Biggest Hit: “Shoot Out”

This K-pop, hip-hop, and R&B boy band from South Korea are known for merging their Korean genre with American rap, rock, and pop. Their striking vocals and lyrics have awarded them Best of Next Male Artist by Mnet Asian Awards and have been dubbed “K-pop Monster"!


Years: 1978 - Present
Members: Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant
Biggest Hit: “Boys To Men (Remixed Version)"

A true modern “boy band”, New Edition is renown for their R&B-flavored songs and being inducted in the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2023. Still performing, they plan a residency in Vegas in 2024!


Years: 2015 - Present
Members: Reece Bibby, Blake Richardson, George Smith
Biggest Hit: “Know Me Too Well”

This British-pop trio are also known for romantic pop. They have been recognized on Billboard and at the Teen Choice Awards. Adding acting to their repertoire, Blake will soon make his on-screen debut as Paul McCartney in the biopic Midas Man!


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Years: 1984 - Present
Members: Brothers Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood
Biggest Hit: “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)”

After disbanding in 1995 to pursue solo careers, NKOTB once again reunited in 2007. Now this iconic band is still playing to sold-out arenas!


Years: 1995 - 2004; 2023
Members: Chris Kirkpatrick, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, JC Chasez
Biggest Hit: "It's Gonna Be Me”

NSYNC was first launched in Germany but became a multi-Grammy Award-winning band in America and their music remains iconic. Although they disbanded in 2004, they appeared together at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and released their first single in 20 years for the Trolls Band Together soundtrack!


Years: 2010 - 2016
Members: Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik
Biggest Hit: “What Makes You Beautiful”

This English-Irish pop boy band from London, considered true teen idols, were assembled by Simon Cowell on the competition show "The X Factor" and went on to venture on numerous world tours that broke records for attendance. They are considered one the of the best selling boy bands of all time!


Years: 2019 - Present
Members: Seoho, Leedo, Keonhee, Hwanwoong, Xion
Biggest Hit: “Bring It On”

Fans consider ONEUS (another K-Pop boy band), with their incredible music and choreography, to be top-notch and entertaining! Their high-energy performances are enjoyed internationally!


Years: 2020 - Present
Members: Keeho, Theo, Jiung, Intak, Soul, Jongseob
Biggest Hit: “Do It Like This”

This South Korean group was introduced through the film P1H: The Beginning of a New World on August 27, 2020. Not only is P1H a K-Pop sensation, but they also have hip-hop and R&B in their repertoire.


Years: 2016 - 2023
Members: Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Austin Porter, Zion Kuwonu
Biggest Hit: “Me Necesita”

Also formed by Simon Cowell, this American pop/R&B boy band from L.A. gained international attention via social media with their numerous cover songs and dancing videos. In 2017, the group performed at the Teen Choice Awards and MTV Video Music Awards!


SB19 (Soundbreak 19)
Years: 2018 - Present
Members: Pablo, Josh, Stell, Ken, Justin
Biggest Hit: “Gento”

This Filipino boy band is regarded highly in contemporary Pinoy Pop. They have been recognized as the first Southeast Asian group by Billboard and started internationally touring in 2023. SB-19 has also donated a large amount to Autism Society Philippines.


Years: 2015 - Present
Members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino
Biggest Hit: “Hot”

One of the first boy bands from South Korea to enter the music scene, Seventeen has been named “Performance Kings” with their own songwriting, music production, and choreography. They have been official “million sellers” for their album/single debuts and have been awarded Best Dance Performance!


Years: 1990 - 1996; 2005 - Present
Members: Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen; original group members Jason Orange and Robbie Williams
Biggest Hit: “Back for Good”

This English pop group has had 56 number one single and 42 number one albums internationally and counting! After a hiatus of almost 10 years, Take That not only performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, they also designed a Paddington Bear statue auctioned to raise money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.


Years: 2022 - Present
Members: Hanbin, Hyeongseop, Hyuk, Eunchan, Lew, Hwarang, Taerae
Biggest Hit: “Bad News”

This South Korean boy band has taken the K-Pop world by storm. Their songs and choreography are entertaining fans all over the world!


TXT (Tomorrow X Together)
Years: 2019 - Present
Members: Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun, HueningKai
Biggest Hit: “Crown”

This incredible South Korean boy band who, at the time of their onset, had the highest-charting debut album by any K-Pop group on US Billboard 200! With their diverse songs of not only K-Pop but disco, indie-rock, and pop, they have been interviewed by Rolling Stone and appeared on television, radio shows, and earned a very large following online!


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Years: 2012 - Present
Members: Brad Simpson, James Brittain-McVey, Connor Ball, Tristan Evans
Biggest Hit: “Can We Dance”

After a brief hiatus, this British pop band embarked on the Ten Years of the Vamps - The Greatest Hits Tour and played a special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2023! Among their nominations and wins, they won the BBC Ratio 1 Teen Awards as Best British Group in 2014!


Years: 2009 - Present
Members: Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker
Biggest Hit: “Glad You Came”

This British-Irish boy band are known for their genre in Pop  After the passing of Tom Parker, the group reunited for their Most Wanted: The Greatest Hits Tour, and the proceeds from their tribute to Tom, “Gold Forever”, went to cancer charities.


Years: 2016 - 2022 (on hiatus)
Members: Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery, Zach Herron
Biggest Hit: “8 Letters”

This pop/pop rock group have been recognized by many award organizations, like the MTV Europe Music Awards, the Kids’ Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, etc. Their music appeals to many age groups! As of 2022, they have been on hiatus due to legal issues with their management but hope to resume making music and going on tour in the near future!


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