Levine has had quite the year. The title follows an engagement to Victoria Secret’s model and current girlfriend, Behati Prinsloo, the shooting of his first feature film – Can a Song Save Your Life? – and the launch of both a clothing line and fragrances.
Though he has recently been honing his acting skills, Levine, being primarily a musician, is the second non-actor to win the title since PEOPLE first began awarding it in 1985. The first was John F. Kennedy, Jr. in 1988.
PEOPLE’s new issue hits stands November 22.