2004's Sexiest Men Alive

Take a peek at some of the hottest of the hot – 16 of PEOPLE's sexiest men of the year, including Jude Law, Orlando Bloom and more

USHER

He's smooth as silk and hard as rock, able to sing a steamy, slow jam and get clubs pounding to the hits off his 7 million-selling CD, Confessions. The rumor mill has him dating model Naomi Campbell, but, he insists, at 7 a.m. it's just him and his trainer in his Atlanta home. "How you look dictates a lot. Image is very important," admits Usher, who snagged four American Music Awards last week.