Steve Jobs to Receive Honorary Grammy

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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.

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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.

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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.