Ali Tamposi

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Ali Tamposi
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Background information
Birth nameAlexandra Tamposi
Born (1989-11-17) November 17, 1989 (age 32)
OriginWest Palm Beach, Florida U.S.
Associated acts5 Seconds of Summer, The Chainsmokers, watt, Brian Lee, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, One Direction, Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Ciara, Alex & Sierra, Gary Clark Jr., Cedric Gervais

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
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"
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
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" Hallelujah – 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" Navy Blue – 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" Kiss Like The Sun – Single
Camila Cabello "Living Proof" Romance
2020 Louis Tomlinson "Always You" Walls
Selena Gomez "Vulnerable" Rare
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" X – Single
James Blake (musician) "Are You Even Real?" Are You Even Real? – Single
Kiiara "I Still Do" I Still Do – Single
Charlotte Lawrence "Slow Motion" Slow Motion – Single
Sam Smith "Just Kids" Love Goes
Alesso & Charlotte Lawrence "THE END" THE END - Single
John Legend & Faouzia "Minefields" Minefields - 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" Not That Kind of Love - 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"


  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.