Released in 2007 by Crypton Future
In this phenomenon, one sees simultaneously the "replacement" of a human vocalist with software, and a tool which opens pop song writing and production to millions. Numerous critiques of Hatsune have pointed out that as software, Hatsune is not subject to the self-destructive behaviors of real pop stars.
[http://www.wired.com/2012/10/mf-japan-pop-star-hatsune-miku/all/ How Virtual Pop Star Hatsune Miku Blew Up in Japan] Wired
[http://www.vulture.com/2014/11/hatsune-miku-the-future-of-music.html The Post-Human Pop Singer] New York Magazine