John Legend Named Sexiest Man Alive. Is He Really, Though?

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Congratulations are in order for John Legend.

The artist has earned the title of Having the Best Publicist Alive.

No, wait, that's not it:

He has earned the honor of being name People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive!

John Legend is Sexy

The publication announced its annual award and recipient on Tuesday evening, taking the entertainment world by storm and confusion.

John Legend can definitely sing and he seems like a pretty awesome guy with all his activism and all -- but Sexiest Man Alive? Really?!?

“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” the artist told the magazine in response, referencing last year's winner and adding:

“Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”

And the Winner is?

John Legend or Noah Centineo? Who would you rather... see win People's Sexiest Man Alive? View Poll »

Legend is openly in love with wife Chrissy Teigen. He gushes over her all the time.

He's a dedicated father to three-year-old daughter Luna and 18-month-old son Miles and is prominently involved in prison reform issues around the country.

Like we noted above: Great guy, no doubt.

But the absolute sexiest guy?!? We can't help but compare him to a few other famous studs above and below:

And the Winner is?

John Legend or Brad Pitt? Which superstar would you prefer to plow? View Poll »

People has been handing out this distinction since 1985, when known anti-Semite Mel Gibson took home the inaugural honor.

After releasing his debut album in 2006, Legend has steadily seen his stock and his fame rise over the years, 

He's one of the very few people to ever have won an Emmy Award... a Grammy Awards... an Academy Award... and a Tony Award.

The guy is ridiculously talented. But is really the male you would most want to ride in some sort of reverse cowgirl situation? On the entire planet?

And the Winner is?

You tell us, readers: Would you rather wake up next to John Legend or Justin Bieber? View Poll »

Said Legend in another quote to People for this week's cover issue:

“I’m so proud that I have a wife and two kids I’m so in love with and so connected to. I’m also so proud of my career.

"I love writing songs and performing on stage. I get a lot of joy from it and give a lot of joy to other people. I’m pretty at ease with myself now!”

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2018 Emmy Awards

Teigen, meanwhile, reacted to the news in expected, hilarious fashion.

"my secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people's sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!" she wrote on Instagram, including with her message a photo of Legend's People cover.

This issue of People Magazine will go on sale this Friday, November 15.

You can compare Legend to past Sexiest Men Alive below:

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