Top 8 Boy Groups in Asia

Here are some of the best boy bands in the world. They are selected based on performance, talent, skills and dedication to the craft.

1. BTS

BTS is a Korean boy band composed of 7 members, they are also known as the Bangtan Boys and was formed in South Korea in 2013. They are known for co-writing and producing their own songs. They are considered one of the highest grossing Boy band group in the world, and also one of the most copied in style and form. Fans grew up with them, as they discussed crucial issues in their songs like mental health, personal and social commentaries, growing up, joys of youth, loss and their journey towards reaching their full potential and loving themselves. One of the most well known song they have is ” (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey’ . BTS has just recently concluded their world tour which includes a grand full show in Saudi Arabia. BTS is known for being a socially conscious group, and was one of the best selling international boy band group to have crossed the United States, breaking world records.


Arashi is currently one of the most popular boy band group in Japan. It consists of five members named Sho Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya, Jun Matsumoto and Satoshi Ohno. They were officially launched in 1999 but remain as one of the most viewed and supported boy band group in Japan. Aside from their hit success album, they are also known for their acting skills. Arashi was able to gain commercial success after their song ” Love So Sweet”, was used as the opening them for the high rating drama Hana Yori Dango 2. They were able to reach the top five best selling singles of 2007 and Japan and they were able to sell 400,000 copies.

3. F4 or JVKV

F4 remains one of the most famous boy bands to have ever been produced by Taiwan. The group consists of Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu, Ken Chu, and Vic Chou. All of the members are also successful in the acting department. This boy band in Taiwan was formed in 2001 after the mega success of Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden. The group gained massive success in the Philippines, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea. The members remain immensely popular today and still have millions of followers on social media despite not producing any new songs.

4. EXO

EXO is a South Korean-Chinese boy group currently based in Seoul, with 9 members from: Suho, Baekhyun, Xiumin, Lay, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai and Sehun. The group first made their debut in 2012 and their music includes pop, hip-hop and R&B. One of the most famous songs they have is ” Love Shot”. They also produce electronic dance music genres like house, trap and synth pop. They have songs released in Korean, Mandarin and Japanese. EXO is also known for their humanitarian works, and became goodwill ambassadors for South Korea’s Red Cross Youth in December 2012. They also became goodwill ambassadors for the Summer Youth Olympics.

5. SB19

SB19 which means SoundBreak19 is a Filipino boy group trained under ShowBT Korean entertainment company that branched itself out in the Philippines. The group is composed of 5 members named Sejun, Josh, Stell, Ken, and Justin.

SB19 is one of the most reviewed boy group by Vloggers of the world on YouTube. Their hit song Go Up has already reached 4 million views and counting in just a short span of time. They have gone viral worldwide due to a Twitter post showing of a video of them dancing which depicted how synchronized the members are. SB19 is currently one of the most famous boy groups in the Philippines and is predicted to conquer the world stage. SB19 is gaining massive attention in their home country due to the impressive choreography and dedication of this boy group. It is said that they practice one dance routine for over 1,000 x or more, resulting to perfection.

Their songs are written in Filipino and produced like a K-pop track. They are known for being immensely creative, with dedicated dance moves and power vocals.

6. XO-IX

XO-IX is a boy group from Indonesia that was formed in 2011. The group is composed of 9 members Nicky, Iras, Budi, Agoy, Lee, Kiki, Alwin, Hendra and Bobby. They are under Sony Music Indonesia, they are immensely popular in Indonesia and opened the concert of Westlife in the past. Their album was also released in Malaysia. The group also received fame and awards as The Best Duo or Group Smart One Award Hong Kong back in 2011.


Trinity is a Thai boy group consisting of 4 members, James, Porsche, Third and Jackie. They are under 4NOLOGUE and first made their debut on September 13, 2019 with their hit song ” Haters Got Nothing”. All of the members underwent intensive training including acting workshops, and dance performance before they made their first song release.

8. NEX7 (乐华七子NEXT)

NEXT is a 7 member Chinese boy group under Yuehua Entertainment. The group consists ZhengtingWenjunXinchunZeren, ChengchengQuanzhe, and Justin. The group made their first debut on June 21, 2018.

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