The Irish singer may be a newcomer, but Dave Grohl already recognizes him, and Annie Lennox gave him her handkerchief.

What was your first awards show?

The only awards show I've been to is the Grammys -- wait, I did go to something called the Choice Music Prize. It's an Irish thing. If I was to make a ­comparison between the two, everyone at home would think I was an asshole.

Who did you sit next to at the Grammys?

I was sitting next to my dad, and Childish Gambino was just a seat down from me. I'm a big fan of his work. It was kind of like the first day of school.

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