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The adage goes: nice guys finish last. But, as far as we are concerned, that isn’t exactly the case for nice guy John Legend.

Not only did the singer/songwriter recently win his ninth academy award during the 2015 Grammys in the category “Best Original Song” for the track “Glory” from the movie Selma; he’s released four highly-touted, successful albums, as well as chart-topping singles, including the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, “All of Me;” he is an activist that’s been involved with campaigns to advocate for women’s issues and people living with HIV/AIDS; he graduated top of his class from the University of Pennsylvania; he played the piano for none other than Lauryn Hill on “Everything is Everything” off her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album; and he is married to one of the most beautiful super models out there, Chrissy Teigen. That was certainly a mouthful, but, dare we ask: shall we say more?!

John isn’t only a talented fella, he is an attractive dude. He has a boy-next-door look to him that makes him relatable, approachable and super easy on the eyes. And, don’t front, you guys: every time he drops another romantical love song, he goes up a notch on our sexy meter. Because, a man than can put words together like that and then belt them out so effortlessly all while playing the piano is a man that can definitely win our hearts. Am I right?!

Another quality about John we absolutely adore is his ability to respectfully stand for what he believes regardless of whom he may potentially offend. Like the time he told the media he didn’t exactly agree with Kanye West’s opinion on Beck’s music, or when he expressed his disagreement with the “Blurred Lines” copyright verdict, and, most recently, not entirely cosigning on fellow artist Common’s thought that Black people need to “forget about the past” regarding racism an extend their hand in love to white people.

“I think it’s not enough for us to extend the hand of love,” John said during an interview with the Associated Press last month. “It’s important also that we look at policies we need to change as well.” Ahhhh, we love us an intelligent man!

Because of all of the above, John Legend is our well-deserved Man Crush Monday, so enjoy the slideshow of images of this cutie – we sure will!

#ManCrushMonday: John Legend

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