Logic, Khalid, Alessia Cara to Perform With Suicide Attempt and Loss Survivors at the Grammys
The 2018 Grammy Awards, which air Sunday, January 28 on CBS at 7:30 p.m. EST, will feature a performance of the suicide prevention song “1-800-273-8255″ by Logic, Khalid and Alessia Cara, alongside suicide attempt and loss survivors. Logic announced the performance in early January on Instagram, writing, “Humbled.”
The song, named after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, is nominated this year for both Song of the Year and Best Music Video.
In August last year, the trio performed the song at the MTV Video Music Awards. Suicide attempt and loss survivors wore shirts on stage during the performance with the Lifeline’s phone number on them.
Near the end of his performance, Logic added a powerful statement:
I just want to take a moment right now and thank you all so much for giving me a platform to talk about something that mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about. Mental health, anxiety, suicide, depression and so much more that I talk about on this album. From racism, discrimination, sexism, domestic violence, sexual assault and so much more. I don’t give a damn if you’re black, white or any color in between. I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight, I am gonna fight for your equality because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally and that is why we must fight. We must fight for the equality of every man, woman and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed and sexual orientation. So I say here and now if you believe in this message and my message of peace, love and positivity and equality for all, then I demand that you rise to your feet and applaud not only for yourselves but for the foundation we are laying for our children.
If you have cable, you can watch this year’s Grammys live on your local CBS channel. If not, you can try a free trial offer for CBS’s All Access membership if haven’t already. FYI: Signing up for the trial requires a credit card or debit card number. If you don’t cancel the membership, you will have to then make monthly payments ($5.99/month with limited commercials or $9.99/month with no commercials) for online access.
And a reminder: While it’s great to see suicide prevention on a national stage, if emotional performances like this are triggering for you, you are not required to watch.
If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.
If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.