Recording Academy Denies List of Grammy Winners Leaked Online Is Real
The 61st annual Grammy Awards will be held on Feb. 10
Monday night a mysterious list, claiming to reveal the 2019 Grammy winners, surfaced online.
The list also alleged that A Star Is Born‘s Lady Gaga won song of the year for “Shallow.”
The Academy has since addressed the leak, telling PEOPLE, “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.”
In addition to being up for record of the year, Cardi, 26, has also been nominated for Album of the Year for Invasion of Privacy, best rap album, best rap performance for “Be Careful” and best pup/duo/group performance for Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You.”
“I am?” Cardi questioned the reporter, who told her the news. She then asked, “How many nominations?”
Upon hearing the news, the rapper indulged in a mini celebration by sticking her tongue out and yelling her signature phrase, “Oweee.”
Kendrick Lamar, however, leads the pack with a total of eight nominations.
He’s up for song of the year for “All of the Stars,” record of the year for the same track, best rap song for “King’s Dead,” best rap performance for “All the Stars” and best song written for visual media.
Country darlings Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris were able to transcend their genre by earning nods in the album of the year and record of the year categories, respectively, while folk rocker (and critical favorite) Brandi Carlile earned a total of six nominations, including nods for album, record and song of the year.
The 61st Grammy Awards will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST.