Steve Jobs Will Receive Posthumous Grammy

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Following his death in October, Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs received a host of tributes and plaudits, but come February, he’s going to get one more: a posthumous Grammy Award.

Jobs will receive a Trustee Award for his contributions to the music business, according to a statement today from the Recording Academy. Other Trustee honorees will include recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder and musician Dave Bartholomew. Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said that “This year’s honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture. It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry.”

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards take place February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8pm EST. Is it too much to hope for a musical tribute to Jobs with every performer in a black turtleneck?

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Graeme McMillan is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Graemem or on Facebook at Facebook/Graeme.McMillan. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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