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Finally Setting the Boy Band Record Straight

In terms of the total number of albums sold:

  1. Backstreet Boys (130M+)
  2. Jackson 5 (100M)
  3. New Kids on The Block (80M)
  4. The Osmonds (77M)
  5. Bay City Rollers (70M)
  6. Menudo (60M)
  7. Boyz II Men (60M)
  8. *NSYNC (55M)
  9. Westlife (50M)
  10. Take That (45M)


In terms of the average (the total number of albums sold over the number of albums released):

  1. Backstreet Boys (9 albums) ———- 0
  2. *NSYNC (4 albums) ——————– +6
  3. New Kids on The Block (6 albums) - 0
  4. Take That (8 albums) ——————- +6
  5. Jackson 5 (18 albums) —————– -3
  6. Boyz II Men (11 albums) ————— +1
  7. Westlife (10 albums) ——————– +2
  8. Bay City Rollers (16 albums) ——— -3
  9. The Osmonds (22 albums) ———— -5
  10. Menudo (44 albums) ——————– -4

So Backstreet Boys remain the best selling boy band of all time but considering the number of albums released boy bands like *NYSNC, New Kids on The Block, Take That and Westlife have to be given credit for the number of albums they have sold. Also, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on The Block, Take That and Boyz II Men are still touring/making music presently (although the lineup may be different from the original lineup)

done using Wikipedia information