Steve Jobs to Be Honored at MTV O Music Awards
A tribute to the late Steve Jobs will take place at MTV’s second O Music Awards on Oct. 31. The event honors artists, innovators and fans impacting digital music culture.
According to MTV, the homage will feature a special musical nod to Jobs, incorporating several “up-and-coming artists,” who will perform “iconic songs” in the tribute to the Apple co-founder, chairman and CEO. The visionary, who died on Oct. 5, changed the musical landscape with his invention of the iPod and iTunes.
MTV has revealed that Kelly Clarkson, the Band Perry, Demi Lovato, Mac Miller, Midi Mafia and DJ Diamond Kuts will be performing or presenting at the awards show. More celebrity performers and presenters are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Some of the most notable categories at the O Awards include Most Outrageous Tweet, Best Web Born Artist and Oops! I Did It Online. Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator, Lady Gaga, the Weeknd, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber are among the artists with the most nominations. Winners are determined by fan voting, which began on Sept. 27.
The O Awards will take place in Los Angeles, and will be streamed from an undisclosed location, beginning at 11:30PM ET/ 8:30PM PT on OMusicAwards.com.