Hozier has the most streamed song of 2014. Take that, Taylor Swift.
Hozier's hit Take Me To Church is officially the most streamed track of the year. Spotify announced that it was the most shared song on their service in 2014, naming the Irish musician as its Spotlight Breakout Star of the year.
Hozier's 'Take Me To The Church' is the most streamed track of 2014
Take Me To Church, which has been streamed over 87 million times on Spotify, also has over 40 million views on YouTube and is number one on the Shazam worldwide chart.
Andrew Hozier-Byrne, the man behind the song, has also received his first Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. It's been a hugely successful year for Hozier, whose self-titled LP entered the US Billboard chart at No.2
Upon hearing news of his Grammy nomination, the musician wrote: "Absolutely bowled over by the @TheGRAMMYs nomination for Song of the Year. Thank you. And thanks to everyone for their continued support."
Hozier will headline two sold-out nights at London's Shepherds Bush Empire in January 2015. Earlier this year, he was headlining the 100-capacity Troubadour venue in Earls Court.
Managing director of Hozier's record label, Island Records, said: "The streaming strategy for Hozier's music has been at the heart of his ascent into the mainstream - not only in the UK, but globally. In an industry where rules are being re-written, we are very excited to be a part of a forward-thinking campaign which places streaming at the heart of reaching fans."
"Spotify's social marketing functions encourage word of mouth to reach further than it otherwise could do, and the steady growth of streams throughout the year across Hozier's repertoire shows no signs of slowing down.
"We are very proud of what Hozier has managed to achieve in 2014, and thank Spotify for their central role in it. Onwards!"