Who was top boy group before BTS?

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    I have seen many fans (exo-l's & vip's) both saying their group was top boy group.

    Bb fans say they were 2 gen group who had superior concert and sales and were wold wide stars. And they were loved by general SK public (according to vip's)

    Exo fans say they revived dying physical market and were perfect boy group (according to exo-l's).

    Things which worked against BB was amount of scandals which were termed 'criminal' according to SK law and BB had handful of those and are still facing few of them but lets let touch that.

    Things which worked against exo was Chinese members leaving with law suits and all the mess it created, even one or more members had dating scandals in very early stage of their idol career which somehow effects idols.

    According to people who dont like BB, their success was all media plays by Yg and they were not enough popular as they were claimed to be, those people say BB tours were media olayed a lot and the revenue and attendance provided from official yg outlets were wrong. They also point that most of money which BB earned was by illegal or club activities.

    According to people who dont like exo, they never got any better after growl, they say that song made them popular with adding the fact that they were from big 3 and were seen as next Tvxq, sm was never able to replicate that success and exo was only fandom driven because of similarities between them and tvxq.

    I believe Tvxq had more impactful career than both of above groups and were totally top group during their prime (before lawsuit and members leaving).

    Let me see who you think was top boy group during that time, and lets be civil.

    EDIT1:- lets add 2Pm in this list too, they were really popular but kinda underrated because their company never braged about their achievements.
     
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    Either Exo, or BB
     
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    ummm.. why are you making me cry?? This doesn't make any sense.
     
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    no after Tvxq prime (they are still rich) but they had their prime.
     
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    it wasn't just EXO fans that said they revived the physical market. I mean their album was the first album in literally 12 years to sell a million and articles were written on how EXO ended the drought and made the Korean music industry's physicals show signs of life.
     
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    EXO; BIg Bang wasn't as popular as them back in the day, and TVXQ lost their popularity in the international community since JYJ left.
     
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    namuhe! namuhe! :(
     
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    Definitely EXO.
     
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    Tvxq then 2pm then bigbang then exo then bts

    People forget about 2pm but they were the top boy group for 4 years 2008-2012 their popularity was so crazy.
     
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    i guess 2 pm is one hell of underrated group. Cuz their company dont brag about them
     
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    2pm was the top boy group for 4 years 2008-2012

    They have a lot of hit songs
    10 out of 10
    Again and again
    Heartbeat
    I'll be back
    Without you
    Hands up

    Basically all of their title tracks until hands up when nickhun got caught drunk driving....
     
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    EXO

    Big bang had their prime they were still strong but not as strong than exo, but they still success to stay strong on digital
     
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    but is it true that exo is more fandom driven than Gp? and vice versa for BB.
     
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    i mean it's understandable

    Fandom are a fragile things, since there's mostly young fans in them, which means that many of this when they get older are less interested to give so much of their times to a kpop group, or with the years who pass new group debut who attract more kpop fans so kpop fans jump from one fandom to another

    Big bang was as fandom driven than EXO during their prime years but with them getting older they need GP to stay relevant in the industry , but you can see it now as VIP are so rare now, and the one who stay with them are starting to leave them because of all their scandals

    Meanwhile EXO have a very strong fandom and very loyal and they are still very young, ofc Fandom is a big part of their success
    but if you think well , EXO didn't debut with 1millions of sales directly , they start with few fans, release some songs and catch the attention of the GP and some people decided to stan EXO.
    So many of their fandom were also GP, so it prove that their success is not just fandom or just GP but a mix of everything
     
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    EXO, BB was the top group in the earlier years of the decade. As for TVXQ they were before BB but after they split up, they concentrated mostly on Japan.
     
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    Exo had way better physicals but Bigbang had the best digitals for a group and gigantic tours
     
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