After claiming the 'EGOT' status, American singer/actor John Legend has received another honour. He was named the People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2019 ahead of other close competitors. What does this mean for the handsome celebrity?
People magazine announced the 40-year-old musician as the winner of this year's Sexiest Man Alive crown. Hobbs & Shaw actor Idris Elba won the award last year.
Who is John Legend?
The multi-talented celebrity was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio, as John Roger Stephens. He grew up singing in the church choir, under the mentorship of his grandmother, who taught him how to play the piano.
His passion for music saw him joining an a cappella group while studying at the University of Pennsylvania. He also performed at nightclubs in New York City after his graduation.
Legend has since grown to become an idol and icon, in both the music and film industries. John Legend is married to model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen. The couple tied the knot in Lake Como, Italy back in 2013. The couple has two kids together; three-year-old daughter Luna Simone and one-year-old son, Miles Theodore Stephens.
Sexiest Man Alive 2019 nominees
Legend beat other nominees to win the accolade. Other nominees included Sterling K Brown, Aquaman star Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Shawn Mendes, among others.
The All of Me singer took to Twitter to express his surprise after receiving the honour while accepting the title. He poked fun by comparing himself with Idris Elba.
Looking at John Legend sexy photos, there is no doubt he deserves the honour. His well-built physique is, perhaps, what made him the most suitable person for the title.
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Legend joins a list of other top celebrities who have won the accolade, including singer Blake Shelton (2017), actor Dwayne Johnson (2016), football icon David Beckham (2015), and actor Chris Hemsworth (2014).
Others winners in the past decade are:
- Adam Levine (2013)
- Channing Tatum (2012)
- Bradley Cooper (2011)
- Ryan Reynolds (2010)
- Johnny Depp (2009)
Actor Mel Gibson was the first recipient of the title after being crowned in 1985.
John Legend career
The 40-year-old singer released his debut album, Get Lifted, in 2004. The album included the hit single, Ordinary People. In 2018, he made history as the youngest EGOT winner, and the first African-American man to claim the honour.
'EGOT' is an abbreviation for the big four awards in the entertainment industry. These are Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. He won multiple Grammys including three for his debut album. In 2015, Legend won an Oscar for his song, Glory that featured in the film, Selma. He also received a Tony for his role as a co-producer of Jitney in 2017. He took home a Creative Arts Emmy for his producer role in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.
After he achieved the EGOT status, he joined the exclusive 15-member club of 'EGOT' past winners including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The celebrity joined The Voice as season 16 coach in 2018 to replace Jennifer Hudson. His team member, Maelyn Jarmon, went on to win the show. Will he secure another win in the ongoing season 17?
As a man who wears many hats, John Legend remains a role model for many people. He still has what it takes to wow fans across the globe with his exceptional voice and acting skills.