If you were worried that the Grammy winners were spoiled well before the awards show was set to premiere on February 10th on CBS, don't fret! According to the folks who run the awards show, Recording Academy, those alleged trophy takers were provided by a fraudulent source. They should not be taken as factual -- especially at this time. Here's what the spokesperson for Recording Academy said when asked about the rumored winners.
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 the accounting firm Deloitte in sealed envelopes.
As the spokesperson for Recording Academy told Entertainment Tonight, the list of alleged recipients of this year's Grammy Awards should be taken as a bunch of baloney and not the truth on the matter. The organization maintains the winners haven't been shared or disclosed, and they won't be announced until the day of the awards. Until that February day, the winners are sealed in envelopes located in the offices of an attorney firm. That's where they'll stay.
There is obviously a lot of secrecy when it comes to awards shows. And especially in today's Internet age, extra precautions are likely made to ensure that something like this will not actually happen. Sure enough, the Recording Academy wants everyone to know that these rumors cannot be trusted.
As far as the list itself, the rumors claimed that Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin would be winning Record of the Year for their hit single, "I Like It." Meanwhile, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper would be winning Song of the Year for A Star is Born's "Shallow." And then the Best New Artist trophy would be bestowed to Chloe x Halle. If all of these artists end up winning their respective awards, that would certainly raise suspicion. But the Grammy Awards are claiming that such information is not publicly disclosed, by any means, and that the rumors should not be treated as factual at this time.
Of course, it is only a matter of weeks before the Grammy winners are officially announced on CBS. If they align for these rumors, we'll find out soon enough. But for now, the people involved with the Grammys claim these supposed winners shouldn't be taken seriously, and it's hard to know how the information would've made its way out and onto the Internet (though, of course, nothing is completely impossible in this digital age we live in now). We should have some reports letting you know who the winners are when they are officially announced on the telecast, and we'll keep you posted for sure.
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