John Legend Named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 

Contributed by Amber Cooper

The magazine officially announced that John Legend will hold the title as the 2019 “Sexiest Man Alive.” 

Last year, this honor was given to Idris Elba and Legend took to Twitter to share the news saying, “1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #sexiestman alive. Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I’ll take it.”

Legend is a well known decorated artist in the industry. He is one of only fifteen people in the world to have won an EGOT that includes an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony award. CNN also reports that he is “the first African-American man to win all four.”

In an article from, Legend admits that he used to be socially awkward. He goes on to say, “I think you grow into being comfortable in your own skin, most of your teenage years, into your 20s, you’re still figuring out who you are, how you present yourself to the world…eventually I think you get more at ease with yourself. I know who I am. Maturity helps with that.” 

Legend is currently a coach on the hit-show, ‘The Voice,’ and just released the new deluxe edition of his holiday album A Legendary Christmas