Hozier Tops Billboard Hot 100 for the First Time 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’s “Too Sweet” became a huge viral hit since its release, and he just reached a major career milestone with this song. After topping the charts in several countries around the world, “Too Sweet” became Hozier’s first song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

With 35.6 million streams, 14.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 6,000 sales during its latest week on the chart, “Too Sweet” became Hozier’s first No. 1 hit in the US. It previously topped the charts in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

“Too Sweet” was released on March 22, as one of four songs from Hozier’s EP Unheard, a companion piece to his latest studio album Unreal Unearth. It initially debuted at No. 5 and became Hozier’s first top-ten hit in the US since “Take Me to Church”.

Hozier thanked fans for helping “Too Sweet” top the charts in a video on social media and said he’s been “both thrilled and taken massively by surprise by such a staggering reaction” to this song.

It was also a big week for Sabrina Carpenter on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her new single “Espresso” is the highest-charting new entry at No. 7 and her first song to ever enter the top ten.