Recording Academy Spokesperson on Alleged Grammy Winners Leak: 'There Is No Legitimacy to This'

The internet was abuzz with rumors that a list of winners for the 2019 Grammy Awards leaked.


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On Monday night, the internet was abuzz with rumors that a list of winners for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards had leaked. 

GRAMMY 2019 WINNERS (Leaked from official site) #Grammy

Song of the Year — Shallow
Record of the Year — I Like It
Album of the Year — H.E.R.
Best New Artist — Chloe x Halle
Best Pop Solo — Beck (Colors)
Best Pop Duo — Zedd (The Middle)
Best Pop Album - Taylor

Turns out it was a false alarm. 

A spokesperson of the Recording Academy provided Complex with the below 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."

The ceremony will take place on Sun, Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Alicia Keys.


Speaking of the Grammys, Kendrick Lamar has received the most nominations with 8 and Drake came in second with 7. Cardi B and Childish Gambino are tied for third with 5 noms.  


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