Others to be honored by the genre-crossing event included Deniece Williams, Tawatha Agee, and Naomi Judd.
Released in 2000, 'Voodoo' still stands as a wildly innovative, forward-thinking, and challenging record.
The Canadian singer enjoyed Top 10 US success with a song first recorded by Loggins and Messina for their 'Sittin' In' album.
Due out on December 11, 'Covers' also features Blake's acclaimed take of Frank Ocean's 'Godspeed'.
The track will feature on Springs' forthcoming 'The Women Who Raised Me,' her tribute to the female artists that inspired her career.
“Each year the Recording Academy has the privilege of honouring a select group of visionaries whose creative contributions have rippled throughout our culture.”
The evening opens the summer season of free concerts named Lincoln Centre Out of Doors, in Damrosch Park, Manhattan.
Gimbel also wrote the lyrics for the themes of much-loved TV shows such as 'Happy Days' and 'Wonder Woman.'
The Grammy-winning musician appears on Davis’ 'On the Corner' and later wrote and produced songs for Madonna, Roberta Flack and Stephanie Mills.
uDiscover salutes Minnie Riperton, nearly 38 years since we lost the deeply soulful singer and songwriter who was about so much more than just 'Lovin' You.'
Diana Ross has paid tribute to Michael Masser, writer of some of the best-loved ballads of the past 40 years, after his death on Thursday (July 9).