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Juanes Join Logic And Alessia Cara To Perform The Bilingual Version Of Logic’s Suicide Prevention Song, Which Has Had A Huge Impact

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Juanes joined Logic and Alessia Cara on stage at the Latin Grammys Awards on Thursday to perform a bilingual remix of Logic’s song “1-800-273-8255.”

The song delivers an important message, empowering people suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts to seek help and know it can get better. The title is the phone humber for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) hotline, ensuring fans know where they to call for help.

As the performance began, the backdrop lit up with a different number – the Spanish-language NSPL hotline.

The original version of the song was released in April in partnership with the NSPL.

At the time, Logic spoke out about his own struggles with depression, and dedicated the song to those who, as the songs says, can relate.

And the NSPL reached out to him, thanking him for his advocacy.

In an official statement, the NSPL outlined the impact the song has had on their call volume.

Since the release of the song, call volume to the NSPL has skyrocketed, as did interactions on social media, with many callers mentioning the song in their conversations with crisis centers. Logic himself tweeted out the statement, calling “1-800-273-8255” the “most important song” he’s ever written.

Logic thanked the Latino community for welcoming him with open arms and for, erm, creating his beautiful wife.

Although “creating my beautiful Mexican Wife” sounds a little weird out of context, his wife Jessica Andrea is, indeed, Mexican. So, you’re welcome, Logic.

VMAS…you were something else ?

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All jokes aside, the song has been helpful for many. Logic spoke to Genius to explain the song’s lyrics and meaning.

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He shares that during a cross country tour, he heard from fans that his music saved their lives. While he says that was a positive, unintentional outcome, those fans pushed him to write a song that actually aimed to help people and save lives.

Hopefully with the remix and by sharing the Spanish language hotline number, Juanes can have the same impact with Latinos.

If you or a loved one is in need of help, the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. For Spanish speakers it’s 1-888-628-9454.


READ: Luis Guzman Took His Role In Logic’s Music Video Personal And This Is Why


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Alessia Cara Makes Her Spanish Debut With New Single Alongside The One And Only Juanes

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Alessia Cara Makes Her Spanish Debut With New Single Alongside The One And Only Juanes

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There’s nothing we love more than a good summer tune. So as summer is around the corner, two of our favorite artists have partnered up and delivered a sweet and velvety ballad that will caress your deepest desires. The emotions from the two singers on this song will change your very being. Fans already can’t get enough of this song and the love pouring from fans is something all artists want to feel.

Juanes and Alessia Cara debuted a new Spanish song called “Querer Mejor.”

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The beautiful love pop ballad includes a really cool music video as well.

This is not the first time these two artists have joined forces. Two years ago, Juanes did the Spanish version of Logic’s song “1-800-273-8255” at the Latin Grammys alongside Logic and Cara.

The song also marks Cara’s Spanish singing debut.

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While the Canadian singer isn’t Latina, her Spanish is on point.

Here’s the chorus:

Te siento cerca cuando estamos lejos
Porque te llevo aquí en mi corazón
No sé perderme de tu amor
Quizá mañana cuando estemos viejos
Y se nos arrugue un poco el corazón
Sabré querer mejor.

The song also reminds us of Juanes’ other duet with another Canadian singer Nelly Furtado.

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The pair had a hit single with the 2002 track “Fotografía” and the video is also similar to “Querer Mejor.” Juanes is clearly after a specific aesthetic and storyline with each collab. The stories aren’t totally the same but the emotion and the eventual meeting of the two artists are the same in both music videos.

The song has already been streamed more than 10 million times.

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Good thing Juanes is able to bring non-Latino artists into the Spanish0-language world. Latin music is having a Renaissance moment and everyone is getting on board. Juanes just seems to have a way of bringing people you wouldn’t expect to the Latin music audience and it is magnificent.

Cara’s Spanish skills have people all over social media talking about the collab.

Music is truly a universal language. It might be in a different language than then one you speak but the emotional expression in the song is something that everyone can pick up on.

We never pictured these two artists together, but it makes so much sense.

“Working with Juanes and being invited into his world has genuinely been such an honor,” Cara said, according to People magazine. “I’ve always loved Latin music, so getting to dabble in that realm with such a legend is pretty amazing.”

Fans are truly over the moon with excitement about this collab.

A perfect match.

Check out the video below.

What do you think about the song? Let us know in the comment section below.

READ: Juanes Join Logic And Alessia Cara To Perform The Bilingual Version Of Logic’s Suicide Prevention Song, Which Has Had A Huge Impact

These Artists Used Their Platform At The Latin Grammys To Send A Powerful Message To Puerto Rico

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These Artists Used Their Platform At The Latin Grammys To Send A Powerful Message To Puerto Rico

The 2017 Latin Grammys were more than just music and entertainment this year, as artists used their platform to send a message about Puerto Rico. Here are some of the award recipients who showed their love for the people of Puerto Rico throughout the night.

Lin-Manuel Miranda used his acceptance speech after winning a special President’s Merit Award to shed light on Puerto Rico and highlight the significance of collaboration between Latinos.

Miranda came prepared, with his speech written out on paper, and delivered every single word with tremendous passion. Each time Miranda thanked a friend, family member or colleague, he followed it with “no one gets here alone,” serving as a reminder that united we rise higher. Miranda also used his time to discuss the Unity March for Puerto Rico, happening Nov. 19. He and thousands of others will march in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico to urge the White House and Congress to serve those U.S. citizens. After chanting “Puerto Rico” eight times in a row, the entire audience responded with a roar of applause.

Another passionate ode to Puerto Rico came from Puerto Rican rapper, Residente, who clarified that the island does not need to rise again.

He opened his performance with the message: “Puerto Rico no se levanta, porque Puerto Rico siempre ha estado de pie.” Puerto Rico will not rise, because Puerto Rico has always been standing.

Throughout his performance, Residente described the beauty and strength of Puerto Rican people, emphasizing the endurance and perseverance they all posses.

Puerto Rican musicians who joined Residente at the Latin Grammys also made sure to represent their country and their people. Here’s what they had to say:

Musician Jerry Medina says that despite losing all of his belongings in Puerto Rico, one thing he hasn’t lost is his hope, courage and pride. He knows Puerto Rico will never be the same after Hurricane Maria, but he also knows that the people of Puerto Rico are fighters.

Other musicians from Residente’s group expressed their love for the rapper’s music, hoping that their performance at the Latin Grammys helps raise awareness for the people of Puerto Rico.

Of course, the big winner of the night, Luis Fonsi and his smash hit “Despacito,” was also devoted to the people of Puerto Rico.

Fonsi posted on Instagram the following message: “A night I will never forget. I dedicate this to my Puerto Rico. Thank you @daddyyankee for being part of this journey. Thank you @erikaender, @andrestorrest, #MauricioRengifo @latingrammys ??”

To donate to Puerto Rico, click here. All proceeds “will be used to support immediate relief, recovery and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for low-income communities of color hit hardest by the storm.”

READ: Puerto Ricans Are Receiving Emergency Food Packages That Are Using Candy For Fruit

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