The following kpop buy groups are considered to be the most successful and the most popular in global history. Since “Gangnam Style” became a massive hit and went viral in 2021, several eminent kpop artists and groups have now taken over the world. So, let’s check out the most popular kpop boy groups in 2021. 

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Top 8 Kpop Boy Groups in 2021 You Need to Know About Right Now

1. BTS

Boy Group Members: RM, Jimin, Jungkook, V, Jin, Suga, J-Hope

Label: Pony Canyon, Big Hit Entertainment, Columbia, Def Jam Japan

Years Active: 2013-Present

BTS is the first kpop boy group to perform at the American Music Awards. They are the first kpop boy group to win a Billboard Music Award. They are also the first South Korean act that has reached 10 million on Twitter.

2. EXO

Boy Group Members: Suho, Lay, Xiumin, Chen, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Sehun, Kai, D.O. 

Label: Avex Trax, SM Entertainment

Years Active: 2012-Present

EXO kpop boy group was formed by SM Entertainment back in 2011. The popular kpop boy group made their first debut back in 2012 along with 12 group members. Then, the band got separated into two equally popular sub-groups EXO-M and EXO-K.

3. Wanna One

Boy Group Members: Ong Seong-wu, Kim Jae-hwan, Ha Sung-woon, Kang Daniel, Park Woo-jin, Lee Dae-hwi, Park Ji-hoon, Bae Jin-young, Hwang Min-hyun, Lai Guan-lin, Yoon Ji-sung.

Label: YMC Entertainment, Swing Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment

Years Active: 2017-2019

CJ E&M formed the group Wanna One back in time. The pioneer kpop boy group has been storming the hearts of kpop music lovers to date. Even though they disbanded back in 2019. Their highly stylized choreography and electro-pop tracks still make the top favorites of most Korean music listeners. 

4. NCT

Boy Group Members: Taeil, Yuta, Johnny, Doyoung, Kun, Ten, WinWin, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, Lucas, Xiaojun, Renjun, Jisung, Hendery, Jeno, Jaemin, Haechan, YangYang, Sungchan, Shotaro, and Chenle.

Label: SM Entertainment, Avex Trax

Years Active: 2016-Present

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One of the most popular kpop boy groups, NCT has no particular limit set for the number of its group members. Currently, the phenomenal kpop boy group has 23 members. An interesting fact about this kpop boy group is that it has been divided into many sub-units. These sub-units are further based in separate countries across the globe. 

5. Got7

Members: Yugyeom, Jinyoung, BamBam, Youngjae, Mark, JB, and Jackson

Label: Sony Music Entertainment, JYP Entertainment

Years Active: 2014-Present

Got7 has been formed by the famous label JYP Entertainment. The kpop boy group consists of several multinational members. The members are from Thailand, South Korea, the US, and Hongkong. The famous kpop band gained immense popularity with their mini debut album, “Got It?”. From ultimate street fighting to not-to-miss martial arts, this exceptional kpop boy group will never let you feel bored.


Members: S.Coups, Vernon, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Wonwoo, Hoshi, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Dino, Seungkwan

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Years Active: 2015-Present

Even though the name of the famous kpop boy group is Seventeen, the group members in the group are only 13. The name of the band mainly signifies the age of its band members at the time of formation. The kpop boy group has further been divided into three sub-groups. All the sub-groups have their unique specializations in different music genres: vocal, performance, and hip-hop.

7. Monsta X

Members: I.M, Minhyuk, Jooheon, Wonho, Kihyun, Shownu, and Hyungwon

Label: Columbia UK, Epic, Mercury Tokyo, Starship, Maverick, 

Years Active: 2015-Present

The TV talent show “No. Mercy” is greatly responsible when comes to the formation of Monsta X. The kpop boy group first debuted with their album “Trespass” back in 2015. The seven-member hip hop kpop boy group quickly took the spot number in Billboard World Albums pretty fast. 

8. Stray Kids

Members: Lee Know, Seungmin, I.N, Woojin, Changbin, Hyunjin, Felix, Bang Chan, and Han

Label: JYP

Years Active: 2017-Present

This kpop group has a special reason why it calls itself the name Stray Kids. The name of the reality show in which the kpop boys participated was only called Stray Kids. So, that is where they took their name from. The kpop boy group is known for its wild image and super carefree aura.