On Monday night (January 28th), the Recording Academy officially declared a tweet that allegedly leaked some of the 2019 Grammy winners as fake. The post in question shows a winners’ list obtained from the Grammy’s website from a supposed deeper hack of the site.
In response, the Recording Academy made 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 [accounting firm] Deloitte in sealed envelopes.” With that said, there is no way anyone working on the Grammy website would have access to the “leaked” information.
The official recipients will be announced at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys and will be joined with performances by Post Malone, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and more. The ceremony will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10th, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.