Hozier's 'Nina Cried Power' Is Adult Alternative Songs Chart's Highest Debut in Two Years


The lead single from Hozier's new EP of the identical identify options Mavis Staples.

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier storms again onto Billboard's rock charts along with his new EP, Nina Cried Power, led by its Mavis Staples-assisted title observe, all of which debut on a number of tallies dated Sept. 22.

"Nina Cried Power," the set's lead single, bows at No. 13 on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Rock Songs chart, the place it's Hozier's finest debut, eclipsing the No. 18 begin of "Jackie and Wilson" in September 2014.

"Power" begins with 2.four million streams and four,000 downloads offered, based on Nielsen Music, in its first full week of availability, ending Sept. 13; the four-song EP was launched Sept. 6.

The track additionally begins on radio in an enormous manner, bowing at No. eight on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart. Not solely is that Hozier's high debut on the listing by far, exceeding his No. 23 arrivals with "Take Me to Church" and "From Eden" in 2014, it's additionally the best entrance on the tally in over two years, relationship to the No. eight debut of Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Dark Necessities" in May 2016.

Additionally, "Power" makes its maiden look on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart at No. 44, due to 1.5 million viewers impressions. In addition to its robust begin on Adult Alternative Songs, it's effervescent beneath the Alternative Songs airplay chart. As the featured artist on "Power," Staples scores her first-ever high 10 on a Billboard airplay chart.

The three different songs from the Nina Cried Power EP be part of "Power" on Hot Rock Songs: "Shrike" (No. 30), "NFWMB" (No. 34) and "Moment's Silence (Common Tongue)" (No. 38). Hozier's second full-length -- following his 2014 self-titled debut -- is on its manner, though a launch date has not but been introduced. Hozier yielded the multi-format smash "Take Me to Church," which topped Hot Rock Songs for 23 weeks and reached No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.