Diana Ross, Steve Jobs Among Special Grammy Honorees
Diana Ross, The Allman Brothers Band and George Jones are among those being honored at next year's Grammys with Lifetime Achievement Awards, while Apple founder Steve Jobs will receive a special award posthumously for his contributions to the music industry, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday.
Also being honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards will be singer Glen Campbell, Brazillian icon Antonio Carlos Jobim, who died in 1994, The Memphis Horns and soul singer-poet Gil Scott-Heron, who died May 27.
Jobs, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer Oct. 25, and jazz recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder will be Trustees Award honorees.
"This year's honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture," said Neil Portnow, the President and CEO of The Recording Academy. "It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry."
These awards will be given during a special ceremony held Feb. 11 as part of Grammy Week. The honorees will be mentioned during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast on Feb. 12, being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.