If you’re a fan of boy bands, then this article is for you. We rank the top 6 most popular boy bands in order from first to sixth. The ranking is according to their popularity and influence around the world.
The 6 Most Popular Boy Bands in the World
The best boy bands have been around for decades and continue to be loved by listeners. These five are often the top contenders when it comes to being one of, if not the most popular boy bands in history.
The Beatles were a popular rock band that existed from 1960 to 1970. The group consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They got their start in Liverpool with one audition at the famous Cavern Club, which was owned by Brian Epstein, who became their manager. Their early success included “Love Me Do” on EMI’s.
The band is also known as “the Fab Four” that became so successful and influential in the 1960s music industry. Despite being around for less than ten years between their first audition together until they broke up after John Lennon’s death, The Beatles have sold more albums of all time than any other band.
Simon Cowell formed this British-Irish band in 2010 after he saw them on “The X Factor.” They have seen success with their albums “Up All Night,” “Take Me Home,” and “Midnight Memories,” selling over 25 million copies worldwide and currently hold the record for best-selling album globally of 2013.
One Direction has been one of the most popular groups in the last ten years. This is a very active group that has toured and released multiple albums. Their songs became hit up until today although it has been years since they released their last album.
Lou Pearlman forms this American pop group in 1995 but didn’t find fame until 1997 with their album “Backstreet Boys.” They have seen success with albums like “Millennium,” which sold over 14 million copies worldwide, and critics praised their comeback album in 2013, “In a World Like This.”
The Backstreet Boys has sold over 130 million albums and won numerous awards, including eight American Music Awards. “In a World Like This” is the latest album of the group.
Blackstreet is a smooth R&B group from Virginia since 1991. Known for their laid-back style and funky beats, they’ve created four albums since the early ’90s. The group signed with Uptown Records and released their debut album “Blacks’ Magic” in 1993.
They have sold over 25 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy awards for “No Diggity.” Recently, Blackstreet (with Dru Hill) won a Soul Train Award in 2007.
Moreover, Blackstreet was one of the first R&B groups to crossover into rap. They have impressive career development.
Formed in 1995, the band has sold more than 50 million studio albums. Their show at Madison Square Garden was one of the most attended concert events ever. Around 800,000 people were present during this show on December 31st, 1999, to see their performance live.
In addition, they also hold a record as the youngest artists performed at Wembley Stadium with an approximate attendance of 72,000 fans from all over Europe. Nsync’s debut album went platinum during its first week time-released onto shelves.
5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer is a pop-rock band coming from Australia. They consist of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, and Calum Hood. They’re known for their fun, upbeat music and energetic performances.
They released their first single in 2013, and the band’s self-titled debut album was released a year after that. The group has four albums, and the most recent one is called Sounds Good Feels Good. The first single off the album was “She’s Kinda Hot.”
Although years has passed, their songs are still remembered by music lovers. Some of these songs are even played on air and are available in some music apps. You can just imagine their influence in the music industry.
It’s hard to believe that these six boy bands are still at the top of people’s favorite lists. They’ve been around for decades and have produced some of the most iconic songs in music history. Do we wonder which will be next on this list? What do you think is the next band that should make it onto the list? Please share your thoughts with us!