On listening to the scoop, Shelton reportedly joked that the mag will have to be “running out of people.” His female friend, singer Gwen Stefani, inspired him to just accept the accolade, he added.
Shelton mentioned he couldn’t wait to taunt his fellow “The Voice” trainer Adam Levine with the award. Levine garnered the distinction 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 advised People, which introduced the scoop Tuesday.
People additionally launched this clip of Shelton informing Levine concerning the honor:
Shelton, in the meantime, used Twitter to poke amusing at his new identify: