Irish singer Hozier debuts his second album ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ at number one on the US Billboard 200 ahead of St. Patrick’s Day.
Hozier, real name Andrew Hozier-Byrne, tweeted his delight on Sunday:
Can't quite put it into words. Thank you, so so much to the fans for this #1. This is handmade, homemade music and your support of that is everything. Thank you to my incredible team @ColumbiaRecords, @Rubyworks. Thank you to @CarolineAtMCD and Denis Desmond! #wastelandbaby pic.twitter.com/GTTzgla7xk— Hozier (@Hozier) March 10, 2019
Since being released on March 1, ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ has “earned 89,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 7, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 75,000 were in album sales,” reports Billboard.
'Wasteland, Baby!' will be the number one album on the Billboard 200 for the week of March 16. The Irish singer's birthday is on March 17 - St. Patrick's Day! - so the celebrations are sure to be exciting this year.
‘Wasteland, Baby!’ is the Hozier’s second album, following his self-titled release in 2014 which peaked at number two on the Billboard charts and featured his breakout hit ‘Take Me to Church.’
Hozier, a native of Wicklow, announced last month a slew of upcoming international tour dates, including a week-long residency at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
New York City! I’m looking forward to spending 5 nights with you on tour in November! Tickets on sale this Saturday at 10AM.Publiée par Hozier sur Mercredi 20 février 2019
Last week, the Irish singer released a music video for his song ‘Dinner and Diatribes' from the new 'Wasteland, Baby!' album:
Have you listened to 'Wasteland, Baby!' yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!