Steve Jobs gets a Grammy, bronze statue

December 22, 2011

Steve Jobs was named a posthumous Grammy winner Wednesday, getting a nod from The Recording Academy as a recipient of the Trustees Award.

In a news release, The Recording Academy highlighted Jobs’s contributions to the music industry.

“As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books.” the news release said. “A creative visionary, Jobs’ innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased.”

Apple itself was a Technical Grammy recipient in 2002 because of its technological contributions to the recording industry.

Jobs, who died in October at the age of 56, was also named as Barbara Walters’s “Most Fascinating Person” for 2011 and was also commemorated with a bronze statue in Hungary. The statue, unveiled Wednesday, was commissioned by the tech company Graphisoft, which said in a news release that it has a relationship with Apple and Jobs dating back to the 1980s.


Commissioned by GRAPHISOFT Founder and Chairman of the Board, Gabor Bojar, the statue is the first in the world honoring the late founder of Apple, who passed away on Oct. 5. (Szabolcs Dudas/PR NEWSWIRE/GRAPHISOFT)

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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