LIVE: Hozier

"Take Me to Church" star Hozier answered San Diego's prayers on Oct. 15 when the Irish musician played SDSU's Open Air Theatre.

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Hozier answered San Diego's prayers when he played SDSU's Open Air Theatre Oct. 15.
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The 25-year-old musician released his debut EP in 2013 and landed an immediate hit.
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The single "Take Me to Church" became a No. 1 hit in 12 different countries.
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It was nominated at the Grammys for Song of the Year in 2015.
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Hozier, who was born Andrew Hozier-Byrne, is from Ireland.
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Soulful music may be in his blood -- his father was a blues musician.
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In 2014, Hozier sold out a show in Dublin in just 45 seconds.
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Hozier attended Trinity College for a brief time, working toward a degree in music.
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He's been playing guitar for about 10 years.
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Before "Take Me to Church," Hozier wasn't satisfied with some of his earlier in-studio work, saying that it was more pop-directed than he wanted.
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But just how did Hozier rise to popularity? Simply put, he went viral.
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"Take Me to Church" on YouTube brought the musician to the global spotlight.
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