John Legend named “Sexiest Man Alive” and everyone is excited including Idris Elba

November 13, 2019 at 07:30 am | Entertainment

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

November 13, 2019 at 07:30 am | Entertainment

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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.

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“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!” an elated Legend said.

Legend has shown resolve in the industry and remains interestingly consistent after he won his first Grammy Award in 2006. Not only has he being successful in music, he has also been successful as an actor.

He will become the 34th Sexiest Man Alive, joining a host of other Hollywood stars who have been named since 1985.

As expected his wife, Chrissy Teigen could not hide her excitement as the socialite tweeted in response to Legend’s comparison to Idris Elba: “I am currently sleeping with people’s sexiest man alive.” 

2017 Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba was excited for John Legend stating in a tweet that he “deserves it”

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. 

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