Uh, whoops? On January 28, a list of alleged Grammy winners was tweeted out and people were losing their minds over it. The post claimed it was pulled from the official site and shared some pretty classified information, including naming Taylor Swift as best pop album of the year. While Twitter almost combusted over the supposed champions, the Recording Academy was not here for any of it and shut down claims that it was the true winner list.
“There is no legitimacy to this,” the Academy shared in a statement about the controversial tweet. “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.” Most evidence of the leaked information has been removed from the internet.
📲| UPDATE|| The Grammy's best not change their minds just because of this leak!!! Give Taylor her Grammy you cowards!!! pic.twitter.com/SvTc6VgDCv
— Taylor Swift Updates (@LegitTayUpdates) January 29, 2019
Hmm … It will be extremely interesting to see if any of the people named in the fake list actually win during the awards show. Besides this slight snafu, the Grammys is stacking up to be a pretty great show. Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus, and more are all slotted to perform during the show.
In addition to the great acts lined up, Alicia Keys will be hosting. She’s the first woman in 14 years to lead the night on the Grammy stage. The last lady to fill the position was Queen Latifah in 2005. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” the “No One” singer said. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy.”
She continued, “This is a first — it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited, I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards airs on CBS on Sunday, February 10, at 8 p.m. EST.
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