BMI songwriters Kenny Williams and Melvin Kent stopped by the New York office to share the success of their current hit song recorded by Alicia Keys. The pair co-wrote the original song "Let Me Prove My Love to You" from which elements were taken and used in Keys' single, "You Don't Know My Name," currently #4 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
"Let Me Prove My Love to You" was first recorded by R&B/soul band The Main Ingredient whose biggest hit was the 70s classic "Everybody Plays the Fool," also co-written by Kenny Williams.
Toasting Williams and Kent are (front row): BMI's Erica Tompkins, Co-Publisher and Williams' wife Mary Seymour; songwriter Kenny Williams; artist Jemeka; songwriter Melvin Kent; (back row): Williams and Seymour's son Kenny Seymour; BMI's Wardell Malloy, Charlie Feldman and Samantha Cox; Kent's lawyer Ken Salzman; and BMI's J.W. Johnson and Beka Callaway.