Logic's VMA Performance Boosts "1-800-273-8255" Sales & Suicide Prevention Hotline Calls

Sunday night's performance at the awards show has impacted people across the country.

(AllHipHop News) Logic provided one of the most memorable moments from the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Alessia Cara, Khalid, and suicide attempt survivors joined the Maryland rapper for a performance of the "1-800-273-8255" single.

The statement of support for people dealing with depression and other mental illness appears to have left an impact on viewers. Besides being the name of the Everybody album track, "1-800-273-8255" is also the number for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Billboard reports there was a 50% increase in calls to the number after Logic's performance. The Lifeline's Director of Communications Frances Gonzalez stated, "Sharing that healing and hope are possible helps individuals in crisis, [and] as changes the conversation around suicide from one of isolation to one of hope and connection."

According to HitsDailyDouble, "1-800-273-8255" saw a sales boost after the VMAs. The song jumped from #18 to #3 on the iTunes Store chart after the MTV event on Sunday night. As of press time, Logic, Cara, and Khalid's record sits at #2 on the tally.


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