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Khalid, from left, Logic, and Alessia Cara perform

Khalid, from left, Logic, and Alessia Cara perform "1-800-273-8255" at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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Khalid, from left, Logic, and Alessia Cara perform "1-800-273-8255" at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Wyatt Davin, Junior Staff Writer

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Logics hit song 1-800-273-8255 was first released in April 2017.  This is The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (NSPL) number.  Since the release the organization has seen record numbers in calls and  social media interactions.  Since 2016, the call rate is up 16% and they are seeing three times more activity on it’s Facebook site.  The google search is up 100% since the debut of the song and is increasing steadily.  In the five days following the release over 1 million impressions were on the NSPL twitter page.

The rapper, Logic,  tweeted, “the most important song I’ve ever wrote,” talking about 1-800.  The message of the song delivers a sense of hope. Over the years Logic’s songs have helped his listeners lives as he stated, “over the years so many of you guys have told me that my music has helped you through so many tough times.”  Logic’s team of song writers cordinated with The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ahead of the songs debut.  The director of NSPL, John Draper, stands behind the message of the song.  The hit song continues to have a major impact since it was released.

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Khalid, from left, Logic, and Alessia Cara perform “1-800-273-8255” at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

 

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