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Jimmy Fallon introduces Diljit Dosanjh as 'biggest Punjabi artist on the planet', watch his performance

Updated on: 18 June,2024 10:27 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh made his US TV debut on The Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon. He performed to the tracks 'Born To Shine' and 'GOAT'

Jimmy Fallon introduces Diljit Dosanjh as 'biggest Punjabi artist on the planet', watch his performance

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Jimmy Fallon introduces Diljit Dosanjh as 'biggest Punjabi artist on the planet', watch his performance

Diljit Dosanjh has made his US TV debut with his appearance on 'The Tonight Show' hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The singer who has been dominating charts and winning hearts with his performance globally was invited to perform on The Tonight Show. He performed his hit tracks 'Born To Shine' and 'GOAT' on the show. 

On the show, Fallon introduced Diljit Dosanjh as 'the biggest Punjab artist on the planet'. Diljit was welcomed by a thunderous applause by the studio audience. Dijit brought the Punjabi energy on 'The Tonight Show' as he performed his hit Punjabi tracks, a first on the show as well. 

Watch his performance here: 

Fallon and Dosanjh's backstage fun: 

Before his grand debut, Diljit had some backstage fun with host Jimmy Fallon. The two made hilarious reels with each other and shared it on social media. 
One of the videos captures the amusing moment when Dosanjh tries to teach Fallon the Punjabi language. The musician starts by making Fallon say his iconic catchphrase, "Punjabi Aa Gaye Oye."

Dosanjh then introduces the host to the Punjabi greeting "Sat Sri Akal," which Fallon manages to say gracefully.

The caption accompanying the video reads, "Sat Sri Akal! @diljitdosanjh," further adding to the excitement surrounding the upcoming show.

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Superstar Priyanka Chopra commented on the video, writing, "It's the Oye for me."

Another video shared by the official Instagram handle of the show showcases a stylish glove swap between Dosanjh and Fallon.

Dosanjh who typically wears black gloves during performances was surprised by Fallon bringing him a custom white glove featuring the show's logo, leading to an exchange with Dosanjh's black glove.

In the video, Dosanjh can be seen clad in his traditional Punjabi attire.

The caption of the video reads, "Backstage glove swap with @diljitdosanjh! #DiljitOnFallon #FallonTonight."

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On Monday, Dosanjh offered fans a glimpse into the studio of 'The Tonight Show' by sharing a series of photos with the caption, "The Tonight Show @fallontonight @jimmyfallon @nbc Sound Check Done."

The excitement surrounding his appearance on the show is palpable among his fans.

Dosanjh's global recognition continues to soar as he recently made history as the first Punjabi singer to perform at the prestigious music festival, Coachella.

He was recently seen playing the lead role in Imtiaz Ali's 'Amar Singh Chamkila,' alongside Parineeti Chopra, and in 'Crew' starring Tabu, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Kriti Sanon in lead roles.

His much-awaited song titled 'Bhairava Anthem' starring Prabhas from 'Kalki 2898 AD' was also released on Monday.

Currently, he is gearing up for the release of 'Jatt and Juliet 3,' scheduled to hit theatres on June 27. 

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