John Legend named People's Sexiest Man Alive

Grammy-winning singer and songwriter John Legend was honoured by People magazine as 2019's Sexiest Man Alive on Tuesday. The accolade adds to an already long list of awards for Legend, including an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Honour joins singer's long list of accolades, including Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards

John Legend, seen attending the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. (Evan Agostini/Invision/The Associated Press)

R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. 

The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on NBC's The Voice. He serves as a coach on the singing competition series with Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.

Shelton, who was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, announced Legend's honour on The Voice. The country singer then handed Legend some short shorts with bedazzled letters "EGOTSMA" to signify the singer's many honours: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and now, Sexiest Man Alive. 

Legend tells the magazine in an issue out Friday the honour comes with some pressure after following Idris Elba, who was last year's winner. He jokes it "is not fair and is not nice to me!"

The 40-year-old Legend is a 10-time Grammy winner. He scored an Oscar in 2015 for co-writing the song Glory from the film Selma. He won a Tony Award for his co-producer work on Jitney and took home an Emmy as a producer on NBC's live version of Jesus Christ Superstar, a project in which he also played the role of Jesus. 

John Legend, right, celebrates his 2015 Grammy win for best original song alongside American rapper Common. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

Legend has two children with model, television host and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen.

Other recent winners include Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.

"I want to thank Blake Shelton," Legend said.

"I observed every move he made, every utterance that came from his mouth and I think some of it rubbed off on me."

Legend said his wife is proud of him.

"I've finally impressed her," he said.

The couple's children? Not so much.

In a Tuesday evening Twitter post, Teigen shared a video of their daughter watching the reveal, as she asks Teigen to turn off The Voice and go back to a movie. 


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