Steve Jobs, legendary co-founder of Apple dcd last October, will be honored posthumously at the next Grammy award ceremony, the most prestigious awards in American music, organizers announced on Wednesday.
Steve Jobs, dcd October 5 of pancreatic cancer, will be honored “For helping to create products and technologies that have transformed the way we consume music, television, movies and books”, explain the organizers of the Grammy Awards in a press release.
In addition to Steve Jobs, the American singer Diana Ross and the Brazilian musician Tom Jobim, who died in 1994 at the age of 67, will be distinguished.
Diana Ross, 67, nominated the Oscar for her incarnation of Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings the Blues" (1972), will be rewarded for all of her career. The singer has won numerous Grammy nominations but has never won the precious trophy.
As for the Brazilian Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim, he is considered as one of the most influential musicians of his country, for having contributed to make known the bossa nova worldwide, notably with the title “The girl from Ipanema”, become since its creation in 1962 one of the hymns of the Brazilian culture.
The 54th Grammy Awards will be held on February 12 in Los Angeles.
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