Japanese virtual pop sensation Hatsune Miku has toured the world, performing "live" on stages from Singapore to Los Angeles and even opening for Lady Gaga.

But despite legions of adoring fans and worldwide recognition, the computer-generated star, who made her first concert appearance overseas in 2009, had not been able to crack the Chinese market.

That all changed Wednesday night when the digital diva performed a sold-out show in Beijing before an audience of 1,700 at an event co-organized by the Chinese government.