The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the late Steve Jobs will receive a special posthumous Grammy honoring his contributions to the music industry. 


"This year's honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture," said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy. "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, the former Apple CEO who passed away in October, will receive a Trustee Award. Other honorees in this category include New Orleans musician Dave Bartholomew and jazz recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are The Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron.


"Between iTunes, iPods, and Pixar, Steve Jobs had a tremendous impact on the way we consume music," wrote one commenter in response to the news. "I wouldn't have guessed him to be a Grammy recipient, but this is well deserved."


A special ceremony honoring all of the honorees will take place on Feb. 11, 2012, one day before the Grammy Awards will be telecast on CBS. 

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Steve Jobs to receive special Grammy
Late Apple CEO to be honored posthumously with the Trustees Award.