Blake Shelton is People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2017

People magazine has crowned Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive for 2017.

The 41-year-old country music crooner follows in the footsteps of pro-wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who scooped last year’s award.

On hearing the news, Shelton reportedly joked that the magazine must be “running out of people.” His girlfriend, singer Gwen Stefani, encouraged him to accept the accolade, he added.

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Shelton said he couldn’t wait to taunt his fellow “The Voice” coach Adam Levine with the award. Levine garnered the honor in 2013.

“As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about,” Shelton lightheartedly told People, which announced the news Tuesday.

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 03: Singer-songwriter Blake Shelton attends Pandora Sounds Like You: Country on November 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Pandora)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 03: Singer-songwriter Blake Shelton performs onstage for Pandora Sounds Like You: Country on November 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Pandora)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Singer/songwriter Blake Shelton attends the BS By Blake Shelton Launch at Macy's Herald Square on November 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 601 -- Pictured: Blake Shelton talks with host Seth Meyers during an interview on November 1, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Blake Shelton and Hoda Kotb perform during Today's Halloween Extravaganza 2017 at Rockefeller Plaza on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Blake Shelton performs during Today's Halloween Extravaganza 2017 at Rockefeller Plaza on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0764 -- Pictured: Musician Blake Shelton during an interview on October 30, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TISHOMINGO, OK - SEPTEMBER 29: Blake Shelton performs during a free Opry style concert on Main Street outside of new restaurant and bar, Ole Red, opened by Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Partners on September 30, 2017 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc)
THE VOICE -- 'Promo' -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 08: Singer/songwriter Blake Shelton performs during Happy Valley Jam 2017 in Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State University July 8, 2017 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Happy Valley Jam)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Blake Shelton performs during the 2017 CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Blake Shelton performs onstage at the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Blake Shelton welcomes Smithworks Vodka to the heart of counrty music on June 6, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Smithworks Vodka)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 1219A -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA - MAY 21: Singer-songwriter Blake Shelton winner of Top Country Artist poses in the press room at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artists Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 10' Episode: 1217A -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 10' Episode: 1217B -- Pictured: (l-r) Aliyah Moulden, Blake Shelton, TSoul, Lauren Duski -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 01: Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton attend 'The Voice' Season 12 coaches red carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 1, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images For NBC)
AUBURN, AL - APRIL 22: Stacy Brown - Co-Founder of Chicken Salad Chick Foundation and Blake Shelton attend Music And Miracles Superfest benefitting Chicken Salas Chick Foundation at Jordan-Hare Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Basis Entertainment)
THE VOICE -- 'Top 12 Reality' -- Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Shania Twain -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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People also released this clip of Shelton informing Levine about the honor:

Shelton, meanwhile, used Twitter to poke fun at his new title:

For more, head to the magazine’s website. The print edition hits newsstands on Friday.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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