Hozier Nabs First Billboard No. 1 Hit with “Too Sweet”

Pour a glass of whiskey neat, because Hozier has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time ever with his viral hit “Too Sweet.” After initially debuting at No. 5 and quickly climbing to No. 2, the Unheard EP track now stands as the Irish singer’s highest performing effort, besting his 2013 smash “Take Me to Church,” which peaked at No. 2.

Per Billboard, the domination of “Too Sweet” also marks the first time an Irish artist has secured a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 since Sinéad O’Connor accomplished the feat in 1990 with “Nothing Compares 2 U.” In fact, Hozier is just the fourth Irish artist in history to hit No. 1 on the chart, with O’Connor, U2, and Gilbert O’Sullivan as the only other Irish acts to have done so.

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Hozier’s chart success also arrives just as the artist begins his 2024 tour. His lengthy North American leg kicked off on Saturday, April 20th in Raleigh, North Carolina, and he’ll perform the second date tomorrow (Tuesday, April 23rd) in Charlotte. The multi-leg run extends through September and hits festivals like Love Rocks NYC, Lollapalooza, Pilgrimage, and All Things Go along the way. Get tickets to any of Hozier’s upcoming dates here.


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Prior to “Too Sweet,” Hozier made a lower appearance on the Hot 100 in late 2023 with his Noah Kahan collaboration “Northern Attitude.” He also recently announced a deluxe vinyl reissue of his sophomore album, Wasteland, Baby!, which includes an expanded tracklist.

Be sure to check out what kind of whiskey we paired with Hozier in anticipation of Bourbon and Beyond 2023. (We’re not saying we inspired his viral “I take my whiskey neat” line, but we’re not not saying it.)

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