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Steve Jobs to receive Posthumous Grammy Award 2012

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Although Steve Jobs has neither belted out soulful songs nor created lyrical poetry, but his singular contribution to the music industry has earned him a special tribute at the 2012 Grammy Awards. The members of the Recording Academy have picked a list of influential people who made great impact in music industry to be handed with the special honour at its upcoming 54th annual Grammy Awards.

The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the man behind iPod and iTunes is chosen as one of the Trustee Award honourees along with two other prominent figures, Dave Bartholomew and Rudy Van Gelder. The Academy has said that he is recognized for his creative visionary who revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased.

The President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow said that this year’s honourees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on their culture. He added that it is an honour to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on their industry.

The 2012 Grammy Awards will take place in a star-studded ceremony at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on 12th February 2012 at 8 P.M. on CBS. The Beach Boys are set to make a special appearance to officially announce the band’s reunion in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Kanye West is leading with seven nods this year. The rap mogul appears in the categories that include Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song and best Rap Album.

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