The Wicklow man is in the running for a brand new 'Best Song with a Message' award, in recognition of the socially conscious message of his breakout song 'Take Me To Church'.

MTV say that they new category is to "recognise songs that have an empowering impact on young people, tacking important issues they care about and inspiring them to have a social conscience", and Hozier finds himself facing the likes of Beyonce, Arcade Fire, Alicia Keys and Meghan Trainor in the running for the gong in the ceremony.

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held in Glasgow next month and will be presented by Nicki Minaj.

Meanwhile, Hozier's introduction to the lucrative US market has continued after 'Take Me To Church' was used as the soundtrack to a pretty well put together commercial for Beats Headphones starring basketball star Lebron James. Check it out below.