At Coachella 2012, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), performed with a hologram of Tupac (aka 2pac). The virtualization was a crowd-pleaser that received praise in mainstream press and the blogosphere.
Hatsune Miku was "born” in 2007, but the technological phenomenon only recently made a significant splash in the United States. Hatsune Miku was the opening act for Lady Gaga during portions of May and June. On October 8, the technology will be featured on The Late Show with David Letterman.