Recording Academy Says There’s “No Legitimacy” to Leaked Grammy Winners List
The Recording Academy is quite literally setting the record straight.
On Monday night, a Twitter account called Main Pop Data posted a number of messages that revealed the alleged winners of the 2019 Grammys. According to the tweets, Main Pop Data had “no video proof, just archived version of the webpage.”
The profile continued to name all of the unverified winners, including Cardi B‘s “I Like It” as Record of the Year, Lady Gaga‘s song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born as Song of the Year as well as Taylor Swift‘s reputation as Best Pop Vocal Album.
The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards, says there’s no truth behind these tweets. A spokesperson of the Academy told E! News in a statement, “There is no legitimacy to this. 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 Deloitte in sealed envelopes.”
Music’s biggest night of awards returns to the West Coast and will take place on Feb. 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
This year, Alicia Keys takes the reins as the host of the 61st annual show. James Corden stood at center stage for the previous two years.
Keys told E! News how she felt about the honors. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy. I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and magic,” she told us. “I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It’s going UP on Feb. 10!”
As usual, there’s a great list of artists slated to perform during the show, including Miley Cyrus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, H.E.R, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B and more.
Check out the full list of Grammy nominees here.
Watch E! Sunday, Feb. 10 starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT for our Live From the Red Carpet 2019 Grammy Awards coverage! And don’t miss E! News on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. for a recap of music’s biggest night.