China Experiences AI-Powered Rebirth of Mandopop Artist Stefanie SUN

China’s DrakeGPT moment: AI singer goes viral

Bilibili is China’s biggest user-generated video streaming website. Sun has not released an album in 2017. The sudden surge of interest isn’t due to her having a moment of genius.

The songs that have been viewed millions of times on Bilibili are clones of Sun’s voice, which raises questions about copyright.

Tech-savvy Chinese users reminisced about the golden age in Mandarin pop music by mimicking Sun’s vocals using singing voice conversion. This deep learning method allows a user to deliver a person’s singing into another person’s, and then swap it out for a compilation Mandpop Classics.

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China has its DrakeGPT moment as AI singer goes viral