People magazine crowns John Legend as 2019's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-winning musician John Legend has been named People magazine's "2019 Sexiest Man Alive."

John Legend is PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive! 🔥 The singer and doting father says he's “excited” to hold the title, “but a little scared at the same time.” 💕😂

Posted by People on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The cover of the issue to be released Friday shows Legend, who is 40, wearing an unbuttoned, wet, blue shirt and standing in waist-deep water.

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The 10-time Grammy winner told the magazine that the honor comes with some pressure since he's following Idris Elba, who was last year’s winner. Legend said that “is not fair and is not nice to me!”

Legend said his wife is proud of him.

“I’ve finally impressed her,” he said.

His wife Chrissy Teigen posted on Twitter that his children were not so impressed.

Legend has two children with model-television host Teigen.

Other recent winners include Dwayne Johnson and David Beckham.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.