Steve Jobs to Be Honored With Posthumous Grammy

The Apple visionary will receive a Trustee Award for "outstanding contributions to the industry."

Posted: 12/22/2011 05:31 PM EST
Steve Jobs

We all know the late Steve Jobs revolutionized the computer business, but his impact on music has been just as game-changing. With this in mind, the Recording Academy has announced that the Apple co-founder will receive a posthumous Trustee Award at the Grammys in February.


Jobs, along with musician Dave Bartholomew and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, will be honored with the award, which "recognizes outstanding contributions to the industry in a nonperforming capacity," at an invitation-only ceremony on Feb. 11, the day before the Grammys. There will also be a "formal acknowledgment" of Jobs and the other Trustee Award recipients during the Grammys telecast, which will be broadcast live on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

"This year's honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture," Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement. "It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry."

Jobs, who passed away in October at the age of 56 after a drawn-out battle with pancreatic cancer, was the man behind Apple's iPod and iTunes, which changed the way we listen to, buy and share music forever.

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