Legend, 40, told the magazine that he’s thrilled by the honor, but also scared to follow in the footsteps of other entertainers who have been named before him.
“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” he told the magazine.
Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen posted her reaction to the news on Twitter:
Teigen had tweeted earlier in the evening, “I have big news and it’s killing me I can’t say it and it’s not a baby.”
Teigen also joked on Twitter that she “cannot WAIT for people to get mad about John being the sexiest man alive.”