Hozier’s second album ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ has debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 200 and album charts in America.
Hozier joins a short list of Irish acts including U2 who have reached the summit of the US charts with an album.
Upon the announcement, Hozier took to Instagram to thank fans for their support. “Thank you, so so much to the fans for this US Billboard No. 1. This is handmade, homemade music and your support of that is everything.”
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Can’t quite put it into words the gratitude I feel right now. Thank you, so so much to the fans for this US @billboard #1. This is handmade, homemade music and your support of that is everything. Thank you to my incredible team at @columbiarecords and @rubyworks. Thank you to @caroline_downey1 and Denis Desmond. I hope you enjoy this album; my 14 little wasteland babies. ?:@christiantierney
The Bray man’s second album which features the singles Nina Cried Power, Movement and Almost (Sweet Music) is also currently No.1 in Ireland.
Hozier’s debut album stopped U2’s 27 year run of consecutive No.1 albums in Ireland upon its release in 2014, keeping the self-proclaimed best band from the Northside in second place with ‘Songs Of Innocence’.
Read our review of Hozier’s ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ here.