15 Bands With Boys In The Name

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Bands With Boys In The Name include 1. The Beach Boys 2. Boyz II Men and others. These musical groups have named themselves something about Boys.

Even individual singers like Fatboy Slim and Soulja Boy have also kept boy in their names. Having said that the Bands and singers who name themselves Boy or Boys or Boyz signify a youthful, devil-may-care attitude.

Every era of music has had its collection of iconic boy bands for decades. And these boy bands have had a hold on music listeners throughout many generations.

Ranging from pop to R&B to hip-hop to punk, these bands have graced the stage with their mind-blowing performances.

Here are 15 bands that included boy in their name. It includes modern iterations, as well as the names of some classic boy bands that paved the way for today's groups.

15 Bands With Boys In The Name

Band NamesYears Active
The Beach Boys1961-Present
Boyz II Men1985-Present
Pet Shop Boys1981-Present
Backstreet Boys1993-Present
Loverboy1979-1988, 1989-1991, 1991-Present
Beastie Boys1981-2012
Gary Lewis and The Playboys1964-1970
The Oak Ridge Boys1947-Present
Fall Out Boy2001-2009, 2013-Present
Geto Boys1986-2019
Bangtan Boys2013-Present
The BusBoys1978-Present
Los Lonely Boys1996-2019, 2022-Present
Heavy D & The Boyz1986-2011
BulletBoys1987-1995, 1998-Present

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1. The Beach Boys

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Bands with boys name include The Beach Boys. Formed in 1961, they are the most successful American rock and roll bands of all time.

The band was formed by brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin, Mike Love, and their pal AI Jardine in Hawthorne, California.

Of all the members, Denise Wilson left the world when he was 39 and Carl was 51 when he took his last breath. It has already been 60 years since the inception of the band took place.

The Beach Boys remembered as a family band has sold over 100 million records and charted over 80 songs worldwide.

The group's 37 songs reached the US Top 40 with four topping the Billboard Hot 100 between the 1960s and 2020s.

The surf rock band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 for their indelible mark on the American music scene.

Throughout their career, They mostly gave happy, and fun music to the world, which remains evergreen.

2. Boyz II Men

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Boy name of band also includes Boyz II Men which currently consists of a trio of Nathan and Wanya Morris alongside Shawn Stockman. The group was formed in 1985.

Four-time Grammy Award winners, this trio boy band is known for their Baritone, tenor, and bass vocals. In the music industry's elite, the band has spent at #1 in Billboard history with 50 cumulative weeks.

Along with that, They are one of the most charted artists on Billboard ranked 6th beside The Beatles, Drake, Rihanna, Elvis Presley, and Mariah Carey.

The group alone has sold more than 25 million albums in the US. Also, The band has sold more than 60 million records and has 5.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

3. Pet Shop Boys

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Pet Shop Boys is a group with boy name consisting of primary vocalist Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe. They are an English synth-pop duo.

Formed in London in 1981, this duo is a Three-time Brit Award winner and six-time Grammy nominee. Also, they have received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the 2009 Brit Awards in London.

Billboard newspaper named the Pet Shop Boys the number-one dance duo/group in 2016. Again in 2017, the duo received NME's Godlike Genius Award.

The duo has announced on their website that they had started working on their fifteenth studio album with producer James Ford in March 2023. The title and release date are yet to be revealed.

4. Backstreet Boys

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Backstreet Boys is also with boy group name that was formed by AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brain Littrell.

This 90s band has sold over 130 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling of all time.

Backstreet was the most beloved band in the early 2000s before the craze of One Direction. As of 2019, they have received 9 Grammy nominations.

The band's two albums, Backstreet Boys and Millennium were both certified diamond by RIAA, making them one of the few bands to have multiple diamond albums.

Backstreet Boys was among the best-selling artists with the most charted singles in Billboard 100 from the late 90s to the early 2010s.

5. Loverboy

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Loverboy with boy name of band is a Canadian rock band formed in 1979 in Calgary Alberta. Currently, they are based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The founding members are Mike Remo, Paul Dean, Dough Johnson, and Matt Frenette. On March 20, 1980, they began recording their first album.

Loverboy accumulated numerous hit songs in Canada and the US throughout the 1980s earning four multi-platinum albums and selling millions of records.

After the brief breakup from 1988 to 1991, the band has continued to perform live shows. They released a new single Release in 2022 and toured with REO Speedwagon and Styx.

6. Beastie Boys

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Beastie Boy's founding members were Mike D, Adam MCA Yauch, and Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz. They were an experiment of hardcore rock artists.

Cooky Puss, their 1983 comedy hip-hop single helped them find a place in the industry. However, their new spin on rap made them stars.

From 1986 to 2004, the band sold 20 million records in the US and had 7 platinum-selling albums. They remained the biggest-selling rap groups on Billboard's list since 1991.

They were the third rap group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Sadly, in the same year, Yauch died of cancer and the Beastie Boys disbanded.

7. Gary Lewis and The Playboys

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They were a 1960s-era pop and rock group, fronted by Gary Lewis, the son of comedian Jerry Lewis.

Gary Lewis and the Playboys are still one of the hottest acts around with 8 Gold Singles, 17 Top 40 Hits, 4 Gold Albums, and 45 Million records sold worldwide.

Gary Lewis began his musical career when he received a drum set for his 14th birthday. He had formed his own group within 4 years named The Playboys and landed a residency at Disneyland.

Since then, Proving that audiences can't get enough of his band's melodic yet energetic music, Lewis continues to have an active touring schedule with The Playboys.

8. The Oak Ridge Boys

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The Oak Ridge Boys was formed in 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee. During the 1950s they became popular in Southern gospel.

The group members' looks changed with the times, they grew longer hair and updated their stage clothing.

Along with physical appearances, they began recording songs in a style that helped country music embrace a more contemporary sound.

The band after they moved to ABC/Dot had the breakthrough from the song Y'all Come Back Saloon that became #3 country hit in 1977. After that, the successes piled up quickly among them.

Often all four singers were featured at times, including on hit recordings although Allen sang the lead vocal.

9. Fall Out Boy

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Fall Out Boy with Boy in the name is known for its pop-punk, emo, and alternative rock. They are the ones who took the pop-punk sound into the mainstream in the 2000s.

The band's original lineup includes artists like Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, and Joe Trohman.

To date, the band has accrued over 30 million records sales and multiple Platinum and Gold certified albums.

Their accolades include Teen Choice and MTV Awards. Also, they were two-time nominees for Grammy Awards.

Recently, on January 18, 2023, the group announced its eighth studio album.

10. Geto Boys

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Geto Boys was an American hip-hop group originally formed in 1986. The group was active until the death of Bushwick Bill.

In the 1990s the group's lineup consisting of Bushwick, Scarface, and Willie D enjoyed success earning several certified albums and hit singles, including Mind Playing Tricks on Me.

The song reached number 1. on the Hot Rap Songs and #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

As, their rap songs mostly covered controversial topics such as misogyny, violence, psychotic experiences, and drug addiction which led them to earn notoriety.

The group was ranked on the list of the 25 Best Rap Groups of All Time by About.com. They described the group as southern rap pioneers who paved the way for future Southern hip-hop acts.

11. Bangtan Boys

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Bangtan Boys most popularly known as BTS is a South Korean boy band. It was formed in 2010 with members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

The band with diverse musical styles such as pop, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and EDM became one of the most influential and popular K-pop groups in the world.

In 2015, they gained international recognition and fame with their singles I Need You and Dope.

Their popularity aroused because of their powerful performance and relatable lyrics. For which they have gained several awards and nominations.

Their accolades include Grammy nominations, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and American Music Awards.

12. The BusBoys

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Formed in the late 1970s, The BusBoys is an American rock and roll band. The band is known for its association with Eddie Murphy.

The original lineup featured Brain O'Neal, Kevin O'Neal, Gus Loudermon, Mike Jones, Vic Johnson, and Steve Felix.

Except for Felix who is of Hispanic heritage, all of the original band members were African Americans.

The group is best known for their appearance in the 1982 film 48 Hrs. Their hit songs from the film were New Shoes and The Boys Are Back in Town.

The Boys Are Back was used in several television sports programs. It served as the theme for NBA and Fox Sports Networks coverage of Major League Baseball.  

Most recently the band's song Minimum Wage was also used in the soundtrack for Director's Richard Linklater 2016 film Everbody Wants Some!!. 

13. Los Lonely Boys

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Los Lonely Boys is a band consisting of three brothers Henry, Jojo, and Ringo Garza. Traditionally, they followed their father Ringo Garza Sr.

Their style of music is called Texican Rock' n' Roll combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown-eyed soul, country, and Tejano.

The band's first single Heaven became the most successful as it reached number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 11 at the top 40.

It was even featured in Guitar Hero: On Tour. The song finally won a Grammy Award for Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2005 and other songs included for Grammy nominations were More Than Love and Onda.

Recently in April 2022, they announced that they were joining The Who on some tour dates in Dallas, Houston, and Oklahoma City.

Alongside it, they announced that had officially reunited with new music and additional shows will be coming soon.

14. Heavy D & The Boyz

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The band was the first group that signed with Uptown Records with Heavy D as the frontman and only rapper.

The group included Myers as a leader and G-Whiz, T. Roy as dancers/hype men. DJ and producer Eddie F were also in the group.

In most of the 1990s, the group maintained a sizable audience in the US. Heavy D is also an actor and is perhaps best known for his role in the 1999 drama film The Cider House Rules. T

The band's 1994's Nuttin' But Love became their second album to top the R&B chart and was the group's last release. It included track hits like Black Coffee, the R&B Top Five, Got Me Waiting, and the title track.

After that, Heavy D continued solo to juggle music, television, and film gigs until 2011 when his death occurred due to blood clots.

15. BulletBoys

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BulletBoys were platinum-selling artists formed in Los Angeles in 1986. The group was composed of Marq Torein, Ira Black, Brad Lang, and Fred Aching.

Between 1988 and 1991 the group released two successful albums and had a number of singles featured on MTV.

The group went through numerous lineup changes from the 1990s onward with Torein as the only consistent member. Their recent album was released in 2018 which named From Out of the Skies.

Most recently, in 2019 Bulletboys announced that their original lineup would be reuniting with a hometown gig on December 30, 2019.

Due to toxicity within the band, Jimmy D'Anda and Mick Sweda left and the reunion lasted until January 2022.

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