With the modern music industry focused heavily on streaming rather than physical units, it's undoubtedly a huge achievement for any artist to hit the major milestone of 1 billion streams on any song.

Spotify recently released a new playlist titled 'Billions Club' - which, as its name suggests, only features songs that have been streamed on the platform at least 1 billion times.

Only one Irish artist made the cut - and it may be an unexpected name for many.

Rather than our most globally-famous band U2, or perhaps a longstanding figure in the industry like Sinead O'Connor or Enya, the only Irish act to have a song streamed over a billion times on Spotify is none other than Hozier.

His 2014 song 'Take Me to Church' actually hit one billion streams back in 2019 and was the most-streamed song on the platform in the year of its release.

The Wicklow man's debut single keeps company with songs by the likes of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You', Drake's 'One Dance', Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' and Sia's 'Cheap Thrills', among many others.

The music video for the same song, meanwhile, has reached a whopping 474 million views to date.