5 biggest selling boy band songs of all time

5 biggest selling boy band songs of all time

Irresistibly catchy, slightly strange but definitely loved - boy bands were probably one of the biggest concepts thought up by the music industry. The question how successful were they?


The answer is very successful, these are the top selling boy bands of all time.

5. Boys II Men – 60 million records sold

Boys II Men are a harmonising band from the United States, who are well known for their RnB love ballads. Their single, “End of the Road” released in 1992 was their first number-one hit in the United States, which was also well-received across the world. It set a new record by remaining on the “Billboard Hot 100” for 13 weeks. Boys II Men have sold 60 million records.

4. New Kids On The Block – 80 million records sold

New Kids on the Block sold 80 million records between the late 80s and early 90s. As well as winning two American Music Awards, they were ranked number 16 in the Rolling Stone’s “Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments”. They were originally from Massachusetts in Boston. Band member Donnie Wahlberg is the brother of A-list actor, Mark Wahlberg.

3. The Jackson 5 – 100 million records sold

Apart from selling 100 million records, The Jackson Five introduced Michael Jackson to the world, arguably one of the most famous music artists in history. Beginning their career in the 60s until the 90s, the band’s successes included 3 number-one hits on the “Billbord Hot 100”. Their music spanned across RnB, soul, pop and disco music genres and captured the world.

2. The Osmonds – 102 million records sold

The boy band of the 70s, the Osmonds were a family band adored by female fans across the world. They sold 102 millions records and even had their own animated television show. They emerged singing barbershop songs, which evolved into a lengthy career singing a variety music. The most famous member is arguably Donny Osmond, one of the youngest brothers.

1. Backstreet Boys – 130 million records sold

The Backstreet Boys are the most successful boy band of all time. From Florida, they sold 130 million records. Their first nine albums reached the top 10 on the “Billboard 2000”. Their third album, “Millennium”, released in 1999, is the best-selling boy group album worldwide, selling 30 million copies. While “Black & Blue” and “Backstreet Boys (Backstreet’s Back)”, released in 2000 and 1997 respectively, are among the top five best-selling boy group albums of all time.

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