How Hatsune Miku is bringing optimism to virtual pop

The eternally 16 years old J-Pop star has collaborated with Lady Gaga and Louis Vuitton. Here’s how her live shows are bringing happiness to fans worldwide.

The simultaneously idyllic and nightmarish idea that a pop star could perform forever, beyond the constraints of the afterlife, has always been fascinating. But among the crowd of potentially infinite acts that have emerged lately, from CGI Instagram influencer Lil Miquela to holo-tours featuring your favourite dead singer, one enduring entity stands tallest. Her name is Hatsune Miku.

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