Although the late Steve Jobs never released a piece of music in his 56 years, the co-founder of apple is being honored posthumously for his contributions to the recording industry with a Grammy award.
On Wednesday The Recording Academy unveiled its recipients
for the 2012 Special Merit Awards for which Jobs earns the distinguished Trustees Award, recognizing him as a "creative visionary" who revolutionized all aspects of technology in regards to how music is created and consumed.
Jobs died Oct. 5, 2011 of pancreatic cancer.
A special ceremony will be held on Feb. 11, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast the following day.
Diana Ross, George Jones, the Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Memphis Horns, and Gil Scott-Heron will also be honored that night with Lifetime Achievement Awards.