She’s not like other VTubers – meet Apoki, a virtual K-pop idol and influencer who has just released her first English single, West Swing


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First, K-pop artists released songs entirely in English to extend their global reach, like BTS did with their 2020 single Dynamite . Now, VTubers, or virtual YouTubers, are jumping on the trend too. After a string of Korean and Japanese singles, Apoki – a virtual K-pop idol and influencer who first appeared on YouTube in 2019 and now boasts 290,000 subscribers – has released her first English single. The song, West Swing , features American rapper E-40, with the music video dropping on her YouTube channel on August 25. At the time of writing, it had more than 8.4 million...