Leaked List of Grammy Winners Confirmed To Be Fake
The Recording Academy spoke out after a list of winners for the 2019 Grammy Awards leaked online on Monday, January 28, two weeks before the 61st annual ceremony.
“There is no legitimacy to this,” a spokesperson told Us Weekly. “Grammy Awards results are not shared, even with Recording Academy staff members, until the day of the Grammy Awards ceremony, when names of the recipients are delivered by [accounting firm] Deloitte in sealed envelopes.”
That didn’t stop fans from going crazy on Monday when a video went viral showing what appeared to a full list of winners on the official Grammy website.
The fake list named Cardi B’s I Like It as Record of the Year, H.E.R.’s self-titled disc as Album of the Year, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” as Song of the Year and Beyoncé’s protégés Chloe x Halle as Best New Artist.
Still, who’s to say the real winners won’t be so far off from the fake ones??