Hozier Scores His First No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Hit With “Too Sweet”

Hozier at Shaky Knees Music Festival in May 2023
Hozier at Shaky Knees Music Festival in May 2023. Photo by John D Shearer/Shutterstock (13905980bb)

Hozier is experiencing somewhat of a career renaissance thanks to the massive success of “Too Sweet”, and this song helped him reach new heights on the charts. It climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming his first single to hit No. 1 in the US.

“Too Sweet” reached new heights after generating 35.6 million streams, 14.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, and selling 6,000 copies to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This moment was a long time coming, after we’ve seen this song top the charts all around the world, from the UK to Australia.

Hozier admitted he was “both thrilled and taken massively by surprise by such a staggering reaction” to this song in a video on social media. He also took a moment to thank his fans, adding “It means the world that you’re enjoying this song so much.”

“Too Sweet” was released as a part of Hozier’s EP Unheard, which hit the shelves on March 22 and featured four previously unreleased songs intended for his latest studio album Unreal Unearth. It debuted at No. 5 following its release, becoming Hozier’s first song since his breakout hit “Take Me To Church” to break into the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.