LOGIC MAKES HISTORY AS DEBUT NOVEL SUPERMARKET DEBUTS AT #1 ON NEW YORK TIMES PAPERBACK FICTION BEST-SELLER LIST – FIRST-EVER BY A HIP-HOP ARTIST
SUPERMARKET SOUNDTRACK DEBUTS AT #6 ON ALTERNATIVE CHART IN THE U.S – A FIRST IN LOGIC’S MULTI-FACETED CAREER
3 April, 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, pop culture multi-hyphenate artist Logic (aka Bobby Hall) makes history once again, becoming the first-ever hip-hop MC to author a New York Times fiction bestseller, as his debut novel SUPERMARKET (Simon & Schuster, publication date March 26th) officially tops today’s prestigious Paperback Fiction list at #1. The novel, which held on to #1 retail at Amazon and Barnes & Noble all week, has been described as a fresh, funny, and deliciously dark thriller that stands on its own as a propulsive and entertaining excursion into madness and creativity, cementing Logic’s flair for cinematic storytelling.
At the same time, Logic’s accompanying SUPERMARKET “soundtrack” album, simultaneously released March 26th via via Def Jam Recordings/ Visionary Music Group, debuts at #6 this week on the Billboard Alternative Album chart, an ‘Alt’ chart first for Logic. Exploring new genres, the melodic soundtrack presents a guitar-driven, live band sound, as Logic teams with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and producer Mac DeMarco on several tracks.
Logic’s April triple-play is rounded out by an explosive new single and video released last week, “Confessions Of a Dangerous Mind,” the title track from his upcoming fifth studio album, release details to be announced in the weeks ahead. In its first week out,“Confessions Of a Dangerous Mind” has accumulated nearly 20 million streams, and 10 million collective views of the video.
SUPERMARKET and the forthcoming CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND follow-up YSIV (September 2018), the fourth chapter of Logic’s Young Sinatra saga. Logic galvanized the MTV VMA audience last summer with his impactful performance of the album’s first advance single “One Day” featuring Ryan Tedder and over 200 immigrant children, their siblings and parents. View the live performance HERE.
Prior to YSIV, Logic debuted at #1 Soundscan with his breakout third album Everybody (May 2017), containing the RIAA 5x-platinum single “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring fellow Def Jam artist Alessia Cara and Khalid. The song catapulted Logic to worldwide acclaim as it brought mental health and suicide prevention awareness to the critical conversation. It earned Logic two Grammy® Award nominations – including Song Of The Year – and a triumphant closing performance at the 2018 Grammy® Awards (Watch Here).
In the interim, Logic dropped his Bobby Tarantino II mixtape in March 2018, which rocketed to a #1 album chart debut. BTII spun off the RIAA gold Top 10 singles “44 More” and “Everyday” (featuring Philadelphia DJ-producer Marshmello), and also boasted features from A-list heavies 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Wiz Khalifa. In June 2018, Logic kicked off a massive 33-city North American summer amphitheater and arena tour, including such major venues as New York’s Madison Square Garden, PNE Amphitheatre in Vancouver, and the Forum in Los Angeles.
Multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic (aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, aka Bobby Hall) – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. Those tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous (2010); Young Sinatra (2011); Young Sinatra: Undeniable (2012); and Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (2013) – garnered millions of downloads and streams. They jumpstarted a worldwide tour that led up to his record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014, and the release of his debut album Under Pressure that year. Logic kept up the pace with his second album, The Incredible True Story (2015, with the RIAA gold “Fade Away”), followed by Everybody (2017), containing the landmark 5x-platinum “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Overlapping Logic’s albums were new mixtapes Bobby Tarantino (2016, with the RIAA gold “Flexicution”), and Bobby Tarantino II (2018, with the RIAA gold tracks “44 More” and “Everyday”). YSIV (September 2018), the fourth chapter of his Young Sinatra saga, contained "One Day" which Logic performed with Ryan Tedder and over 200 immigrant children, their siblings and parents at the MTV VMAs. 2019 kicked off with the publication in March of SUPERMARKET (Simon & Schuster), the debut novel written by Bobby Hall, which entered the New York Times Paperback Fiction bestseller list at #1 – first-ever for a hip-hop artist. It was accompanied by the SUPERMARKET “soundtrack” album, which debuted inside the Top 10 on the BillboardAlternative Album chart, an ‘Alt’ chart first for Logic.