In recent years, we have seen more and more debuted K-pop bands, for those who do not really keep track with K-pop, you might lose count of how many newly debuted K-pop bands that we have now. However, since 2019 has also ended, let us recap back to which are the best boy bands in 2019. There are so many talented boy bands, however, there several bands which are currently dominated the industry as well as the heart of the audiences. In this article, we will look are those the most popular boy bands in 2019, let see whether you would agree with the list below or not.
BTS also is known as Bangtan boys is a South Korea boy band that debuted under Big-hit entertainment. The band consists of seven members including V, J-hope, Jungkook, Suga, Jin, Jimin and RM. The band was originally a hip-hop band and they debuted in 2013. They co-produced and co-wrote most of their music. Despite debuting as a hip-hop band, their music has evolved to cover a wide range of genres. Most of their music focuses more on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism. Starting from 2015 till now, BTS had their breakthrough and become the mainstream idols whose recognition spreads globally.
EXO is a nine-member boy group under SM entertainment. They debuted on April 8, 2012, with their first mini-album, Mama The group originally consisted of twelve members; Xiumin, Luhan, Kris, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Tao, Kai and Sehun, who were divided into two sub-units, EXO-K and EXO-M, one promoting in Korean and the other in Mandarin. Between 2014 and 2015, the group lost three of its members: Kris, Luhan , and Tao, respectively, preferring to focus on their individual careers in China.in 2016, EXO has gained its worldwide success and followed by international recognition in 2018 till now.
Formed by CJ E&M, Wanna one is a well-known South Korea boy band which was formed through the second season of Produce 101 program. This band consists of eleven members and they debuted on August, 7th 2017, however, their contract ended on December 31, 2018, and they had their last concert on January 24–27, 2019. Soon after debuted, the band started their world tour which spanned across 13 different countries under the title of “One: The world”. On top of that, Wanna one special theme park called “I promise you” has suppressed 700,000 copies, breaking the previous record set by the group.
A famous boy band that consists of twenty-one members, NTC is a boy band debuted under SM entertainment back in 2016. The band is divided into multiple sub-units based in various cities worldwide. The very first unit NTC-U debuted with their very first digital single called “The 7th Sense” and “Without You”. On December 27, 2016, NCT 127 announced they would be making a comeback with the addition of two members: NCT U’s Doyoung and new member Johnny. Starting from 2019 till now, NTC has started their concert tour and new projects for NTC dream, WayV, and NCT U.
Debuted under JYP entertainment, Got7 is a South Korea boy band consists of seven members including Mark, JB, Jackson, Bam Bam Jinyoung, Youngjae and Yugyeom. Got7 debuted in 2014 with the release of their first EP called “Got it?”. The team’s first released hit its peak on number two on Gaon Album chart and number on Billboard world album chart. In 2014, Got7 has signed with Sony Music Entertainment Japan and started their career in Japan market by releasing their first Japanese language “Around the world”. Later on, they returned to Korea and released the full album called “Identify”. The group gained attention for their live stage performances, which often includes elements of martial arts tricking and street dancing.
SEVENTEEN or SVT is a talented boy band formed by Pledis entertainment back in 2015. The band consists of thirteen members and it has been divided into three sub-units with a different specialty such as hip-hop unit, vocal unit and performance unit. So far, SEVENTEEN has released three studio albums and six extended plays and the band is considered as a “self-producing” band as they have actively participated in the songwriting, choreographing, and other aspects of the group. In 2016, SEVENTEEN had their very first concert called “Seventeen’s 1st Asia Tour 2016 Shining Diamonds”. The band has gained its mainstream breakthrough during 2017 to 2018.
Debuted in 2014, WINNER is a South Korea boy band debuted under YG entertainment. At first, the band debuted with five members including Jinwoo, Seunghoon, Mino, Seungyoon, and Taehyun, however, in 2016 Taehyun departed the band because of health problem and well-being. The band released the very first studio album called “2014S/S” which constantly claimed its number one spot on Gaon Album Chart as well as Billboard world album chart. Following the band’s hiatus, they came back with a first extended play called “Exit:E” which was number one in South Korea.
Astro is a boy band formed by Fantagio in 2016 and the band consists of six members. The group debuted with the first single “Hide & Seek” which is from their EP called Spring-up. With the released of their first single, the band was named by Billboard as one of the best new K-pop bands in 2016. Throughout February and March 2018, Astro embarked on a fan meeting world tour visiting cities in countries such as the United States, Canada, South Korea, Japan, and Thailand. Later on the early of 2019, Astro released their full-length album called All-light and to further their promotion of the release, Astro announced “The 2nd ASTROAD Tour” which included the cited across Asia and North-America.
Formed by JYP entertainment through 2017 reality show of the same name, Stray Kids is a band consists of good looking and talented artists. The band debuted with the release of their first extended play called Mix-tape. On March 25th, the band has officially debuted with release of “I am not”. Up to 2019, the band has had their third comeback with the release of extened play called “Cle 1:Miroh”. Late on, the band released their digital single titled “Double Knot” and they also announced world tour. Besides singing and going on tour, the members have also been chosen as new models to endorse Jambangee Jeans back in 2018.
A boy band that is formed through a reality survival show by Starship entertainment, Monsta X is a boy band consists of six members. The band debuted in 2015 with the release of their first ever EP called Trespass. Later on in 2017, Monsta X released their first studio album along with the final part of The Clan series. In 2018, the band’s Japanese single called Spotlight has officially gained its gold certification by the Recording industry Association of Japan. In 2019, the band has their third world tour and sadly at the same year, Monsta X’s member Wonha has departed from the group.