Ali Tamposi

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Ali Tamposi
Birth nameAlexandra Tamposi
Born (1989-11-17) November 17, 1989 (age 33)
OriginWest Palm Beach, Florida U.S.

Alexandra Tamposi (born November 17, 1989) is an American songwriter from West Palm Beach, Florida. She is best known for co-writing Kelly Clarkson's song "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," 5 Seconds of Summer's song "Youngblood", DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You" featuring Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello’s "Havana" featuring Young Thug, and Cabello's "Señorita" with Shawn Mendes.[1]

Tamposi appeared on the final season of The X Factor as vocal coach and mentor to Simon Cowell's team, working alongside groups Restless Road, Sweet Suspense, and winners Alex & Sierra. She worked closely with Alex & Sierra on their debut album, writing four songs with the duo.[2] In 2019, she won BMI Pop Songwriter of The Year.[3]

She was featured on the Cedric Gervais single "Love Again".[citation needed]

She is the granddaughter of real estate developer Samuel A. Tamposi.[citation needed]

Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist(s) Song Album
2008 Beyoncé Save The Hero I Am...Sasha Fierce
2010 Crystal Bowersox Lonely Won't Come Around Farmer's Daughter
2011 Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Stronger
2012 Cher Lloyd Riot! Sticks & Stones (U.S. Edition)
Christina Aguilera Around The World Lotus
Empty Words
2013 Demi Lovato Never Been Hurt Demi
Quadron Hey Love Avalanche
Ciara Overdose Ciara
Rozzi Crane Crazy Ass Bitch (Remix) (featuring Kendrick Lamar) Non-album single
2014 Lea Michele On My Way Louder
Cedric Gervais (featuring Ali Tamposi) Love Again Non-album single
One Direction Where Do Broken Hearts Go Four
2015 Ciara One Woman Army Jackie
Rozzi Crane Crazy Ass Bitch Space EP
Wrabel I Want You Non-album single
Bea Miller This Is Not An Apology Not an Apology
Max Frost Let Me Down Easy Intoxication EP
Katherine McPhee Stranger Than Fiction Hysteria
Nickelback She Keeps Me Up No Fixed Address
2016 Brooke Candy Happy Days Non-album single
Against the Current In Our Bones In Our Bones
Vic Mensa 16 Shots There's Alot Going On
DJ Snake Let Me Love You (featuring Justin Bieber) Encore
2017 Kygo and Selena Gomez It Ain't Me Rare
Betty Who Wanna Be The Valley
Lea Michele Run To You Places
Getaway Car
Hey You
Nickelback After the Rain Feed the Machine
Camila Cabello Havana (featuring Young Thug) Camila
Avicii Lonely Together (featuring Rita Ora) Avīci (01)
Bebe Rexha Comfortable (featuring Kranium) All Your Fault: Pt 2
Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso Let Me Go (featuring Florida Georgia Line and watt) Non-album single
Rita Ora Anywhere Phoenix
Selena Gomez and Marshmello Wolves Rare
Little Mix Dear Lover Glory Days (Platinum Edition)
2018 Liam Payne and Rita Ora For You Fifty Shades Freed
Cardi B Thru Your Phone Invasion of Privacy
5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood Youngblood
BTS Airplane Pt. 2 Love Yourself: Tear
5 Seconds of Summer Lie to Me Youngblood
Better Man
BTS Idol Love Yourself: Answer
2019 John The Blind Hallelujah Non-album single
5 Seconds of Summer Easier Calm
The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha Call You Mine World War Joy
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Señorita Shawn Mendes and Romance
Charli XCX White Mercedes Charli
Charlotte Lawrence Navy Blue Non-album single
Gryffin & Carly Rae Jepsen OMG OMG – Single
Louis The Child Too Close (feat. Wrabel) Too Close – Single
5 Seconds of Summer Teeth 13 Reasons Why: Season 3 OST


Camila Cabello Shameless Romance
Ozzy Osbourne Under the Graveyard Ordinary Man
Blink-182 I Really Wish I Hated You I Really Wish I Hated You
Jake Bugg Kiss Like The Sun Non-album single
Camila Cabello Living Proof Romance
2020 Louis Tomlinson Always You Walls
Ozzy Osbourne All My Life Ordinary Man
Eat Me
Today Is the End
It's a Raid (featuring Post Malone)
Scary Little Green Men
Holy for Tonight
Dua Lipa Break My Heart Future Nostalgia
5 Seconds of Summer Old Me Calm
No Shame
Best Years
Not in the Same Way
Lover of Mine
Thin White Lies
Jonas Brothers X (featuring Karol G) Non-album single
James Blake Are You Even Real? Non-album single
Kiiara I Still Do Non-album single
Charlotte Lawrence Slow Motion Charlotte
Sam Smith Just Kids Love Goes
Alesso & Charlotte Lawrence THE END Non-album single
John Legend & Faouzia Minefields Non-album single
Miley Cyrus Midnight Sky Plastic Hearts
WTF Do I Know
Plastic Hearts
Angels Like You
Prisoner (feat. Dua Lipa)
Gimme What I Want
Night Crawling (feat. Billy Idol)
Hate Me
Midnight Sky Remix (Edge of Midnight) (feat. Stevie Nicks)
2021 Sophia Messa Not That Kind of Love Non-album single
Liza Owen JOSIE (feat. Jimmie Allen) Songs From Monte Nido
Justin Bieber Hold On Justice (Justin Bieber album)
Deserve You
Die For You (feat. Dominic Fike)
I Can't Be Myself (feat. Jaden Smith)
Wrabel good these words are all for you
John Legend Crowd Go Crazy Space Jam: A New Legacy
Jake Bugg About Last Night Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
OneRepublic Forgot About You Human
James Blake Foot Forward Friends That Break Your Heart
Lost Angel Nights
2022 Ozzy Osbourne Patient Number 9 Patient Number 9
No Escape from Now
One of Those Days
A Thousand Shades
Mr. Darkness
Nothing Feels Right
Evil Shuffle
Dead and Gone
God Only Knows
2023 Charlotte Lawrence "Boys Like You" Non-album single


  1. ^ "For 'Havana' & 'Youngblood' Co-Writer Ali Tamposi, A Career Surge After Sobriety". Billboard. October 29, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Mallernee Barnes, Ellen (March 28, 2012). "10 Questions: Ali Tamposi". BMI. MusicWorld. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "RESERVOIR WINS BIG AT THE 2019 BMI POP AWARDS; ALI TAMPOSI NAMED BMI SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR". Reservoir Media. May 15, 2019. Retrieved October 2, 2020.