Actor Michael B. Jordan is

the sexiest man on earth

according to

People

.

He succeeds singer John Legend, who received the title last year.

The 33-year-old actor, known for roles in such films as

Black Panther

,

Just Mercy

and

Fantastic Four

, says it feels "cool" to find that he has been voted the sexiest man.

"Everyone always jokes, 'Mike, this is the title you'll probably never get.'

But it's a great club to be a part of, "said the actor, who was preceded by Legend by David Beckham, Idris Elba and Dwayne Johnson, among others.

"My grandmother now looks down on us and tells everyone that I am her baby," the actor writes on Instagram with the cover of

People magazine

.

"The women in my family are certainly proud of this," he says in the interview with the magazine.

Jordan, who has also appeared in music videos for artists such as Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, will play one of the lead roles in the upcoming

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

movie

.

Michael B. Jordan thanks People on Instagram for the title of sexiest man on Earth.

(Photo: Instagram Michael B. Jordan)