The Grammys claims that the viral list of "leaked winners" is fake

29 January 2019, 11:31 | Updated: 29 January 2019, 11:38

By Sam Prance

The Recording Academy has denied all claims that the list is legitimate...

There's no question that The Grammys are one of the biggest events in music globally. Year after year they honour some of the best artists working in the industry right now. However, like any awards ceremony, they routinely spark controversy. From the shocking snubs to the surprise performances, it's not The Grammys without a little bit of drama and this year's ceremony is already turning out to be very newsworthy.

First things first, the major categories have been opened up to include eight nominees instead of five (this could actually be a good thing) and then there's the fact that Ariana Grande has received no nominations in the major categories despite having an incredibly successful year both commercially and critically. And now, the Grammys has reportedly accidentally leaked its list of major winners... or maybe not.

Did the Grammys accidentally leak the 2019 winners?

A leaked Grammy winners list went viral
A leaked Grammy winners list went viral. Picture: PictureGroup/SIPA USA/PA Images // Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS

Last night, a video went viral on Twitter after someone allegedly stumbled across a list of 2019's Grammy winners. In it, they can be seen going onto the official Grammys website and visiting a page which includes the winners of Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. If correct, ROTY is Cardi B's 'I Like It', AOTY is H.E.R.'s H.E.R. and SOTY is Lady Gaga's 'Shallow'. Into it.

However, since then the Recording Academy has made an official statement to People denying the claims that the winners are real. They said: β€œThere 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.”

Check out the original video in full.

If the list were true, Chloe x Halle (Best New Artist), Taylor Swift (Best Pop Vocal Album) and Zedd (Bed Pop Duo) would all be set to receive awards alongside Cardi, H.E.R. and Lady Gaga. However, it seems most likely that the list is false, as the Recording Academy claims, and the actual winners will be announced as usual during this year's show.

The Grammys airs Feburary 10th 2019.

What do you think? Is the list real or fake?