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Steve Jobs wins Grammy

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs posthumously won a Grammy award during a Special Merit Awards ceremony held over the weekend.

Eddy Cue, who heads iTunes, accepted the Trustees Award in Jobs’ place, reports The Washington Post. According to the official Grammy website, the Trustees Award is given to individuals “who have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording.” Up until 1984, recipients could include performers.

The Trustees Award was announced together with Lifetime Achievement Award and Technical Grammy Award during the Grammy’s Special Merit Awards Ceremony. In addition to Jobs, Dave Bartholomew and Rudy Van Gelder were also honored with Trustees Awards.

In December The Recording Academy announced in a statement that Jobs would receive the award because his “innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased.”