Japanator: "Well, if being on actual English-speaking news coverage counts as "making it big". I'd think that a still-obscure phenomenon like Vocaloids would warrant that analysis, at least.
Anyway, to business. She's made it into the back end of BBC 2's The Culture Show, as Tom Uglow, a Google Europe honcho took notice of the phenomenon. Better still, he's given what is so far the most accurate mass-media description of just what Miku is.
While he still isn't quite dead-on the mark - for example, he says she's part of a videogame, rather than a commercial singing synthesizer - but what he does get is why Miku and the Vocaloid craze in general is different from other, similar fads."