Hozier has debuted at No 2 in the US Billboard 200 chart with his self-titled debut album. With first-week sales of 57,859 copies, the Bray singer has become the second highest-charting new artist of 2014 in the US.

Country star Jason Aldean and his album Old Boots, New Dirt is the only thing that stands between Hozier and the US top spot. 

Elsewhere, Hozier entered the Canadian Album Chart at No 2, the Belgian Album Chart at No 3 and UK Album Chart at No 5. He also secured Top 15 chart positions in Denmark (No 9), Holland (No 11) and Germany (NO 14).

Hozier enjoyed his third week at No 1 in the Irish album charts last week.

Hozier has also won the EBBA (European Border Breakers Award) for Ireland in 2015. The EBBA are awarded to emerging European rock, pop and dance artists who achieved success outside their native countries.