John Legend has been named as PEOPLE’s 2019 Sexiest Man Alive!
The magazine announced that the “All of Me” singer would hold the title awarded last year to actor Idris Elba, a comparison he poked fun at.
“1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #sexiestman alive,” he said on Twitter. “Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I’ll take it.”
After taking home his first Grammy in 2006 with his debut album Get Lifted, the star began a steady ascension to superstardom while using his voice for good. Unabashedly in love with his wife Chrissy Teigen and a doting father to their kids, 3½-year-old daughter Luna and 18-month-old son Miles, Legend has become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars while remaining as down-to-earth as ever, The People Magazine reports.
Last year, Legend became one of the youngest people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony and the first African-American man to win all four. Only 14 other people have accomplished the feat, including Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg, CNN reports
Legend is PEOPLE’s 34th Sexiest Man Alive, joining a long list of Hollywood’s hottest, starting with a then-29-year-old Mel Gibson in 1985.