American singer and songwriter, John Legend, has been crowned PEOPLE’s 2019 “Sexiest Man Alive.”
The 10-time Grammy winner was announced by the magazine on Tuesday and will hold the title previously held by actor, Idris Elba.
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.
“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” the entertainer tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m [also] following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”
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.
Legend and Teigen who have been married for six years have two children. They are regarded as one of Hollywood’s strongest couple.
Legend is one of the youngest people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony and the first African-American man to win all four. He joins 14 other people who have accomplished the feat, including Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg.