Steve Jobs was awarded a Grammy Trustees Award. The award was accepted by Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, on behalf of Steve Jobs family.
An understandably emotional Eddy Cue told the Grammy pre-show audience:
"I would like to thank you for honoring Steve with the Trustees Grammy Award. Steve was a visionary, mentor and a very close friend. I had the incredible honor of working with him for the last 15 years. Accepting this award means so much to me because music meant so much to him.
He told us that music shaped his life and made him who he was. Everyone that knows Steve, knows the profound impact that artists like Bob Dylan and The Beatles had on him.
Steve was focused on bringing music to everyone and in innovative ways. We talked about it every single day.
When he introduces the iPod in 2001, people asked, why is Apple making a music player. His answer was simple, we love music and it's always good to do something you love.
His family and I know that this Grammy would have been very special to him, so I thank you for honoring him today."