Blake Shelton has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive, following in the footsteps of other celebrity icons including Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper.

Blake Shelton

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Country-music star and "The Voice" mentor/judge Blake Shelton has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2017.

David Beckham

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Former British soccer player David Beckham was named People's 30th-anniversary Sexiest Man Alive. The magazine's pick was announced on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. "I never feel that I'm an attractive, sexy person," Beckham, 40, told People.

Chris Hemsworth

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People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth 2014s "Sexiest Man Alive," cheering the Australian actor's rise as hammer-wielding, bone fide hunk in the "Thor" films. Hemsworth was unveiled as the winner on Tuesday, Nov. 18 on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Adam Levine

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Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" judge Adam Levine beat out the likes of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham to be named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2013, sniping the title from 2012's Channing Tatum.

Channing Tatum

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2012 has been actor Channing Tatum's year, with films including "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike," plus the ultimate hunk designation, bestowed Nov. 14: People's Sexiest Man Alive.

Ryan Reynolds

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The first Canadian winner was Ryan Reynolds, who was given the title in 2010. (June 1, 2009)

Johnny Depp

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Six years after being named the sexiest man, Johnny Depp again is awarded the title in 2009. (June 22, 2009)

Hugh Jackman

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In 2008, Hugh Jackman becomes the first Australian to hold the title.

Matt Damon

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If James Bond can make the list, so can Jason Bourne. Actor Matt Damon, who plays the Bourne action hero, becomes the sexiest man in 2007.

George Clooney

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George Clooney grabs the People magazine honors for a second time in 2006.

Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey became the envy of Hollywood, being named the sexiest man of 2005.

Jude Law

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Jude Law became the first English winner of the award in 2004.

Johnny Depp

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"Pirates of the Caribbean" actor Johnny Depp garners his first of two awards in 2003.

Ben Affleck

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In the midst of his hot romance with Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck is named the Sexiest Man Alive in 2002.

Pierce Brosnan

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In 2001 Pierce Brosnan became the second James Bond to grab the sexiest man award.

Brad Pitt

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In 2000, the year he married Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt became the Sexiest Man Alive for the second time.

Harrison Ford

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Actor Harrison Ford wins the People magazine honors in 1998.

Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington became the only non-white winner of the Sexiest Man Alive in 1996.

Brad Pitt

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The pre-Brangelina Brad Pitt is named the sexiest man alive in 1995.

Richard Gere

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In 1993, People decided to include women in their annual awards, naming actor Richard Gere and his wife, model Cindy Crawford, the sexiest couple. The pair broke up a year later.

Nick Nolte

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Nick Nolte was named the sexiest man of 1992.

Patrick Swayze

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Best known for his roles in "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost," Patrick Swayze was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.

Tom Cruise

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Actor Tom Cruise was the 1990 winner of the sexiest man award.

Sean Connery

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Sean Connery was named the sexiest man in 1989, when, at the age of 59, he was the oldest to be given the title.

John F. Kennedy Jr.

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The late John F. Kennedy Jr. was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 1988. Then aged 27, Kennedy was the youngest to be given the title.

Harry Hamlin

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Harry Hamlin, the husband of actress Lisa Rinna, was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 1987.

Mark Harmon

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Before NCIS, Mark Harmon was People's sexiest man of 1986.

Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson was the first man selected for the top honor in 1985.

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