Steve Jobs was posthumously awarded the Grammy Trustee Award
during Saturday's Grammy Special Merit Awards ceremony. It is similar to the Lifetime Achievement Award for those who made important contributions to the field of music other than performing. Back in 2002, Apple received a Technical Grammy, but that went to the entire company. Saturday's Grammy belongs to Jobs alone. Past recipients of the award include someone that Apple's co-founder has been compared to, Walt Disney. And an influential rock band that changed popular culture
also has received the award in the past. That band, as you might have guessed, was Jobs' all-time favorite group, The Beatles.
Back in December, it was announced that Steve Jobs would be winning a Grammy
, but the actual presentation by The Recording Academy was Saturday night. While Jobs could not accept the award, obviously, it was accepted by Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, who said, "Accepting this award means so much to me because music meant so much to him. He told us that music shaped his life. It made him who he was. Everyone who knows Steve knows the profound impact that artists like Bob Dylan and the Beatles had on him