By now, Hozier is no newcomer. After getting a taste of the award show spotlight at the 2015 Grammys, he was more than ready for his Billboard Music Awards performance of “Take Me to Church.”
He didn’t have the support of Annie Lennox this time, but he hardly needed it. Hozier sung with authority through the folk anthem, with a powerful backing band and choir providing the backdrop. Andrew Hozier-Byrne has certainly grown up this year.
So far, the song has spent 39 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100; it peaked at No. 2 and currently sits at 38.