Hozier: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Hozier: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Hozier. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Hozier. Enjoy the journey!

Full name: Andrew John Hozier-Byrne

Born: March 17, 1990

Origin: Bray, Ireland

Genres: Blues – Rock – Soul – Folk – R&B

Zodiac: Pisces

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Early Start

  • The artist Andrew John Hozier-Byrne was born to a mother who was an artist, and to a father who was a blues drummer who worked in banking by day.
  • In his childhood, Hozier considered school a “monotonous nightmare” and he was identified as a “class clown” and “unfocused student”.
  • When he was 15 years old, he began writing songs.
  • Guitar and singing were two of the things he taught himself.



Career Journey

  • 2013: Take Me to Church was Hozier’s debut extended play
  • 2014: Hozier released his debut album, Hozier.
  • 2018: Hozier released an extended-play entitled Nina Cried Power where the title track features a collaboration with Mavis Staples.
  • 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hozier performed live on Instagram and Facebook to raise money and awareness for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).
  • 2021: Hozier, in collaboration with Meduza, released “Tell It To My Heart,” which debuted at number 13 on the Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50.



Awards & Recognition

  • American Music Awards nomination
  • ARIA Music Awards nomination
  • BBC Music Awards (1 nomination and 1 award)
  • Billboard Music Awards (3 nominations and 2 awards)
  • Country Music Association Awards nomination
  • won European Border Breakers Awards Album of the year
  • Grammy Awards nomination
  • iHeartRadio Music Awards nomination
  • Ivor Novello Awards (1 nomination and 1 award)
  • Juno Awards nomination
  • Los Premios 40 Principales nomination
  • MTV Europe Music Awards nomination
  • MTV Video Music Awards nomination
  • Žebřík Music Awards 2 nominations
  • won Teen Choice Awards



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Hozier is a dog person and Elwood is the name of his dog.
  • He is a supporter of LGBT.
  • In the past, he worked at a golf course scrubbing toilets.



Artist’s Favorites

Whiskey:  Midleton
Color:  Green
Fruit:  Banana



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Hozier:

Take Me To Church

Length: 4:01

Release: 2014

Opening Lyrics:

My lover’s got humor
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshiped her sooner
If the Heavens ever did speak
She’s the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
“We were born sick”, you heard them say it
My church offers no absolutes
She tells me, “Worship in the bedroom”
The only Heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you
I was born sick, but I love it
Command me to be well
A-, Amen, Amen, Amen


More Songs to Listen to:

Hozier: Top 5 Songs



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