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There’s a new claim to the 5th generation K-Pop throne, and it is none other than RIIZE. True to their name, this SM boy group has taken it upon themselves to imbue the current K-Pop landscape with a sortie of versatility, all the while establishing their “emotional pop” style with increasing conviction.

RIIZE made their comeback yesterday, April 18, with the single ‘Impossible’ as a prologue to their upcoming first mini-album, ‘RIIZING’. ‘Impossible is an energetic and breathless house/club track, a clear step away from the group’s previous music and an addition to their versatile oeuvre. While it was expected that the song would do well, given the group’s existing popularity, ‘Impossible’ took things to a whole other level, proving the consistent growth and evolution of RIIZE’s sound.

It brings back the sparkling effervescence of K-Pop from SHINee‘s ‘View’ era but with RIIZE’s own youthful and refreshing edge. Despite being in a completely new genre for RIIZE, there is an emotional connect to RIIZE’s previous releases, which establishes a sense of storytelling where each chapter brings forth a new flavor. In particular, the subtle blend of nostalgia and futurism is impressively laid out, making the music video even more memorable.

If we had to compare, ‘Impossible’ is like the balanced diet our doctors recommend – impeccable vocals for aural bliss, outstanding choreography and live synchronization that makes you want to get up and dance (a standout is Shotaro’s execution of the choreography, smoother than ever), and visuals that are a sight for sore eyes. In other words, stream ‘Impossible’ for good health and clear skin!

Our personal review aside, ‘Impossible’ is making quite the mark on charts just one day after its release. Take a look at RIIZE’s chart placements (as of April 19, 19:00 KST) below!

 

RIIZE ‘Impossible’ On The Charts

RIIZE Goes House In Latest Prologue Single 'Impossible' - Charts Show Success & Sentiment Analysis Reveals An Outpour Of Love But Absence Of Member SeungHan Is Felt

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Real-Time Ranking

#49 on MelOn TOP100 (+ ‘Love119’ at #15, ‘Siren’ at #33, ‘Get A Guitar’ at #38) & #17 on MelOn HOT100 (+ ‘Siren’ at #15)

#14 on Bugs (+ ‘Siren’ at #10, ‘Love 119’ at #21, ‘Get A Guitar’ at #34, ‘Talk Saxy’ at #89)

#66 on Flo (+ ‘Love 119’ at #42, ‘Siren’ at #53, ‘Get A Guitar’ at #62)

#18 on Line Music Japan

 

Daily Ranking

#73 on MelOn Daily Chart (+ ‘Love 119’ at #15, ‘Siren’ at #34, ‘Get A Guitar’ at #35)

#14 on Bugs Daily Chart (+ ‘Siren’ at #8, ‘Love 119’ at #22, ‘Get A Guitar’ at #28, ‘Talk Saxy’ at #95)

 

RIIZE ‘Impossible’ – A Quantitative Analysis

At the time of writing, RIIZE’s music video for ‘Impossible’ has recorded 1.7 million views on YouTube. According to Google Trends, it is currently dominating YouTube search, so it is expected that the views for the music video will also increase exponentially soon.

Now, as for the influence of RIIZE’s ‘Impossible’ across the web, we carried out an analysis of mentions, reach, and sentiment, pulling posts from all across the web, including social media and mass media.

RIIZE Goes House In Latest Prologue Single 'Impossible' - Charts Show Success & Sentiment Analysis Reveals An Outpour Of Love But Absence Of Member SeungHan Is Felt

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Unsurprisingly, RIIZE’s ‘Impossible’ peaked with a reach of a little over 6 million and currently has a reach of about 3.4 million. Just yesterday, mentions of RIIZE’s ‘Impossible’ went up +1468%, social media reach increased by +2326%, and positive sentiment went up by +1860%.

RIIZE Goes House In Latest Prologue Single 'Impossible' - Charts Show Success & Sentiment Analysis Reveals An Outpour Of Love But Absence Of Member SeungHan Is Felt

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When we conducted a sentiment analysis of netizens’ reaction to RIIZE’s ‘Impossible’, which includes critics’ reviews and articles, we found a whopping 81.5% positive sentiment for the song, which is extremely impressive.

RIIZE Goes House In Latest Prologue Single 'Impossible' - Charts Show Success & Sentiment Analysis Reveals An Outpour Of Love But Absence Of Member SeungHan Is Felt

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As you can see from our chart above, a majority of the positive reaction from netizens included praise for the choreography. There is no doubt that RIIZE absolutely outdid themselves with the choreography for ‘Impossible’, so it’s no surprise that the dance is what is catching netizens’ eye the most.

Now, according to data recorded yesterday, mentions of RIIZE alone increased by +84%, and social media reach increased by +137%. Positive sentiment towards RIIZE increased by +210%, but negative sentiment also rose slightly, especially among netizens hoping for SeungHan’s return from his indefinite hiatus.

Many netizens, especially BRIIZE, discussed boycotting this comeback until SeungHan was brought back to the group. Particularly, the phrase “RIIZE IS 7” showed up prominently in many mentions across social media. While it was not the majority, it was noticeable enough to count. Whether fans’ voices will be heard regarding this issue is something that remains to be seen.

Finally, to complete this analysis, we compared the top 5 boy groups of the 5th generation of K-Pop to evaluate the current global interest in them. You can check out the chart drawn from Google Trends below for the exact numbers.

RIIZE Goes House In Latest Prologue Single 'Impossible' - Charts Show Success & Sentiment Analysis Reveals An Outpour Of Love But Absence Of Member SeungHan Is Felt

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Notably, RIIZE enjoyed the biggest spike in global interest this year so far, closely followed by TWS, ZEROBASEONE, BOYNEXTDOOR, and xikers. In this context, TWS is the biggest competition to RIIZE, but RIIZE is on an upward curve with no signs of slowing down.

In terms of latest first week sales, RIIZE had 1,016,849 copies sold in the first week of the release of ‘Get A Guitar’, ZEROBASEONE sold 2,131,352 copies of ‘Melting Point’, TWS sold 260,881 copies of ‘Sparkling Blue’, BOYNEXTDOOR sold 511,861 copies (still counting) of ‘HOW?’, and xikers sold 224,437 copies of ‘HOUSE OF TRICKY : Trial And Error’.

So, in terms of sales, the graph looks a little different.

RIIZE Goes House In Latest Prologue Single 'Impossible' - Charts Show Success & Sentiment Analysis Reveals An Outpour Of Love But Absence Of Member SeungHan Is Felt

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Whether the high global interest in RIIZE will translate to higher album sales when RIIZE comes out with their first mini-album “RIIZING” is worth looking out for.

What did you think of RIIZE’s comeback with ‘Impossible’? Tell us on X!

Also, before you go, don’t forget to vote for RIIZE on their Kpopmap profile below to rank them higher on Kpopmap’s HEART TOP 100 chart!

Source: https://www.kpopmap.com/top-5-idol-dancers-wed-love-to-see-collab-with-riize-dance-prodigy-shotaro/

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