The magazine announced that the "Everything from Me" singer would hold the title bestowed on actor Idris Elba last year, a comparison he enjoyed.
Last year, Legend became one of the youngest to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, and the first African American to win all four. Only 14 other people have done the feat, including Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg. He is also well known for his relationship with model Chrissy Teigen.
As one might expect, she had a lot to say about it on her Twitter.
"Yes, but let's see a photo of @idriselba from 1995 (the problem is still very hot)," she said.