Steve Jobs to receive honorary Grammy award

By Gina DiFalco,
Glen Campbell, Allman Brothers Band, George Jones and Diana Ross, and more will be honored as well
A screen shot of the Apple website shows a photo of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple on October 5, 2011, after it was announced that he died at the age of 56. Jobs was the founder and former CEO of Apple that transformed personal computer technology and invented devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. UPI/Mohammad Kheirkhah

Steve Jobs is to be honored at the Grammy Awards with one of with one of the Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards.

The late CEO and cofounder of Apple will be posthumously honored by the Academy for revolutionizing the music industry with a Grammy that falls under the Trustees Award category.

According to E! Online, a special invitation-only event will be held one day ahead of the Grammy Awards to honor Jobs and other honorees.

While Jobs will be a recognized as a Trustees Award honoree with Rudy Van Gelder and Dave Bartholomew, the other honorees include Glen Campbell, Allman Brothers Band, George Jones and Diana Ross, who will be honored in the Lifetime Achievement Award category, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

A special acknowledgement about the honorees will be mentioned during the regularly scheduled Grammy Awards, which will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 and broadcasted on CBS.

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

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