61st Grammy Awards: Leaks and Sneak Peaks
The 2019 Grammy Award winners’ list that was being shared earlier this week on social media is “fake,” according to a spokesperson.
Recording Academy spokesperson claimed to Billboard that “there is no legitimacy to this…results are not shared…until the day of the Grammy Awards ceremony.” However, the Recording Academy is considering legal action the Twitter user who released a video with the unsubstantiated information.
The actual winners will be announced on February 10 during the show. Out of 84 categories, numerous female artists are represented.
Brandi Carlile is leading with six Grammy nominations as the most-nominated female act of the year. In addition, the singer-songwriter is the third most-nominated artist trailing behind recording artists Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Her album “By the Way, I Forgive You” received gratification from former president Barack Obama, according to Yahoo Entertainment’s interview with Carlile. “For two years in a row, Barack Obama has included tracks from “By the Way, I Forgive You,” “The Joke” and “Everytime I Hear That Song,” on his Spotify playlist,” she told Yahoo Entertainment.
Both with five Grammy nominations, rapper Cardi B is leveling up R&B singer H.E.R. Both artists are the second-most nominated female acts of the year. However, Cardi B and H.E.R are nominees for two out four of the major categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist). Cardi B’s album “Invasion of Privacy” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts while H.E.R’s self-titled album debuted at No. 20. Making history, Cardi B is the fifth female rapper to have a No. 1 record.
SZA has four Grammy nominations alongside leading artist Kendrick Lamar, who has seven nominations. UK artists Ella Mai and Jorja Smith are both first-time nominees in the Grammy Awards. Mai and Smith are also inclusive in one of the major four categories (Mai – Song of the Year; Smith – Best New Artist). Mai also has another nomination for Best R&B Song, competing with H.E.R and Toni Braxton. Smith is competing with H.E.R, Bebe Rexha, Chloe x Halle, Dua Lipa and Margo Price for Best New Artist.
Alicia Keys will be hosting the Recording Academy’s 61st Grammy Awards on Feb 10 at the Los Angeles Staples Center. The show will air live at 8p.m EST and 5p.m PST on CBS.