As Khalid tells Billboard, he and Logic became friendly at the beginning of this year, and played each other their respective albums — his American Teen and Logic’s Everybody. But Alessia recorded her part on the single separately, so they’d never gotten a chance to meet.
“She was just as nice as I expected her to be,” Khalid tells Billboard.
Thanks to that performance, “1-800-273-8255,” is now a top-five hit. “I hoped that it would help other people, [but] I didn’t expect it to go top 10,” says Khalid.
“It’s kind of overwhelming, because it allows me to realize that, while this is the beginning for me, I do have a top-10 song with artists like Alessia Cara and Logic, who are amazing and use their platform to benefit others.”
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