Grammys To Honor Steve Jobs, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Diana Ross
December 22, 2011 at 7:04 AM (PT)
The GRAMMYS will pay special tribute to late APPLE founder STEVE JOBS, BRAZIL's ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM -- who co-wrote "Girl from Ipanema" -- and singer DIANA ROSS at its upcoming awards show on FEBRUARY 11th, YAHOO.COM reports.
JOBS will posthumously receive a Trustees Award for having helped "create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies and books," a NARAS statement said. JOBIM, who will also be honored posthumously, helping turn the world on to the bossa nova, while ROSS will be honored for her musical career that has spanned decades. Although she has been nominated multiple times, the Lifetime Achievement honor will be her first GRAMMY.
"This year's honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture," THE RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW said.. "It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry."