Logic’s heartfelt performance of his Grammy-nominated song “1-800-273-8255” helped saved many lives, according to a spokesperson for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Two hours after his set the network reportedly answered 3 times the typical amount of calls in a 2-hour window. The NSPL tells TMZ that Logic’s performance was “an incredible moment in suicide prevention,” and he helped demonstrate worldwide that “healing is happening every day for people in crisis,” and there is help available.
When the song was released in April, the hotline received 4,573 calls, its second-highest at the time. The line logged a new record in August the day after Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid performed the song on the MTV Video Music Awards.
The video for the track has since been viewed on YouTube nearly 200 million times.