Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, known mononymously as Hozier, is an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter. His music primarily draws from folk, soul, and blues, often using religious and literary themes.
Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, more commonly known as Hozier, was born on March 17th, 1990 in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He is an award-winning singer-songwriter and musician best known for his hit song “Take Me to Church”. His zodiac sign is Pisces and his ethnicity is Irish.
Hozier started writing music in his early teens and began performing live while he was still a student at Trinity College Dublin. After graduating with a degree in music education, he gained recognition when he released two EPs independently in 2013: Take Me to Church and From Eden. The single “Take Me to Church” peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the accompanying album reached the top 10 of the UK Albums Chart.
In September 2014, Hozier released his self-titled debut studio album which went on to reach number 1 in several countries including Ireland and New Zealand. In 2015 he won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, as well as multiple MTV Video Music Awards for “Take Me To Church”. He also received an Ivor Novello Award for Song of the Year for the same track in 2016.
Since then, Hozier has been touring extensively around the world and releasing new music. In 2018 he released his second studio album Wasteland Baby!, which debuted at number one on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean; it was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2020 for Best Alternative Music Album. He continues to record and perform new material while also participating in various humanitarian causes such as environmental activism against climate change.