The Recording Academy says the leaked list of winners at the upcoming 2019 Grammys has “no legitimacy.”
Something very strange has happened. Several accounts on Twitter claim to know the winners at the forthcoming Grammy Awards. It is believed the Grammys’ official website mistakenly posted the winners ahead of schedule. One user filmed a video of themselves on what appears to be the Grammys’ site scrolling through the winners’ list – they even refreshed the page for good measure, and the winners still appeared. It is possible to edit a live website’s appearance using Google Chrome’s browser (the inspect element function), however refreshing the page does undo all of the changes. It is suspicious…
So suspicious in fact that most of the original Tweets with the list of winners have been removed, and the Recording Academy even issued an official statement on the matter:
“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.”
Interesting how they said there is “no legitimacy” versus the list is false.
*IF* the list is indeed true, then Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” will win Song of the Year, Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny will win Record of the Year, Taylor Swift’s Reputation will win Best Pop Vocal Album, Beyonce and Jay-Z for Best R&B Album, and Album of the Year goes to H.E.R.
There’s whispers now that if the list is indeed true, perhaps the Recording Academy will switch up the winners in an effort to hide the gargantuan security breach.
The Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.