The song, which has so far had more than 40 million hits on Youtube, has had 87 million ‘streams’ on Spotify, according to Universal Music Ireland.
“It caps a hugely successful, breakthrough year for Andrew Hozier-Byrne with his critically acclaimed eponymous album debuting at No 1 on the Irish album chart with the biggest chart debut of 2014,” a spokeswoman for the record company said. “Having held the #1 spot for five weeks and remaining in the Top 5 since release in September, Hozier has now been certified triple platinum in Ireland.”
She said the Spotify accolade “further cements the young Wicklow musician as the first tangible example of a breakthrough streaming”.
‘Take Me To Church’ has also been nominated for a Grammy for song of the year making Hozier the second Irish artist to be nominated after U2.