Alex James (songwriter)

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Alex James
Alex James at work in the studio.jpg
Alex James in a studio
Background information
Birth name Alexander James
Born (1976-10-19) 19 October 1976 (age 38)
South London, England
Origin South London, England
Genres Pop, dance-pop, rock
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer, musician
Years active 2008–present

Alexander "Alex" James (born 19 October 1976, South London, England)[1] is a British songwriter, best known for his work with Jason Derulo, Adam Lambert, Katharine McPhee, Wanessa, 2008 The X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, and South Korean female pop group Girls' Generation.[2] His first album cut was for Scottish singer-songwriter Darius Danesh, and in 2009 penned American Idol finalist Elliot Yamin's song "This Step Alone" from Yamin's Fight For Love album. He also has songs on albums by Australian singer-songwriter Ricki-Lee Coulter, British pop group Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle, and Charice of the TV show Glee,[2] among others.

His influences include James Taylor, The Smiths, Timbaland, Babyface, and The Killers.[1] James works primarily on piano and keyboard when composing songs, though he also plays guitar. He grew up in South London and lives between Los Angeles and London.

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