Hatsune Miku is wildly successful in Japan and there have been several collaborations between Hatsune Miku and Japanese artists. However, you may not know about some of her collaborations with Hollywood celebrities. These are a few Hollywood celebrities whom Hatsune Miku has collaborated with.
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This comes as no surprise. After all, Lady Gaga is all about being crazy and weird so it is only natural that she would find Hatsune Miku intriguing. Hatsune Miku was chosen to be the opening act for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball for about a month which is from 6 May 2014 to 3 June 2014. Lady Gaga tweeted about it to her fans and also included a link to Hatsune Miku’s video performance of “World is Mine”.
Hatsune Miku appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman on 8 October 2014 which was her first United States television appearance. She performed the song “Sharing the World” with her human band mates. David Letterman seemed confused yet amused at the end of the performance. Too bad he did not conduct an interview with her.
Why Pharrell Williams? It seems much more likely if it was Gwen Stefani who worked with Hatsune Miku as she used to be pretty obsessed with Harajuku and Japan. Anyway, Pharell’s cartoon version of himself appeared with Hatsune Miku and Kz in a music video for the song entitled “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed) – Pharell Williams Remix”. It was a remix for the song of the same title by Livetune, a band which only has Kz as the remaining member. Apparently, it was not Pharell’s idea to collaborate with Hatsune Miku. Pharell was requested to do so by his Japanese artist friend, Takashi Murakami who founded Superflat which was a postmodern art movement.
One can hope for Hatsune Miku to collaborate more with well-known people in Hollywood! I am hoping that Gwen Stefani would get hyped up about Japan again and perform with Hatsune Miku. Who do you want to see in future Hatsune Miku’s collaborations?