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Maluma plays 'One Word Song' with Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

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Maluma plays 'One Word Song' with Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight Show'
Maluma played a music game with Jimmy Fallon and discussed recording during the pandemic on "The Tonight Show." File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Maluma played "One Word Songs" with Jimmy Fallon and discussed releasing new music during the COVID-19 pandemic on The Tonight Show.

The singer and Fallon took turns performing popular songs using only a random word during the game on Wednesday. The pair would then have to try and guess what song the other was singing.

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Fallon went first and performed "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by the Backstreet Boys using the word jack-o-lantern. Maluma was unable to guess the song and launched into "In Da Club" by 50 Cent using the word spam. Fallon got the answer right thanks to some help from The Roots.

Maluma started laughing as Fallon sang "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee using the word walkie-talkie.

Maluma correctly guessed the track and ended the game with a rendition of "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley using the word Super Nintendo. Fallon got the answer right and joined Maluma for a duet.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 27-year-old released album Papi Juancho in August 2020 and then EP 7 Días en Jamaica in January 2021.

"During the pandemic and everything the only thing that I did, like literally was just waking up in my PJs and just going straight to the studio and making music. That's how I actually made two albums in one year," Maluma told Fallon after detailing how he has a studio inside his house that he accesses via an elevator.

Maluma's song "Hawái" is nominated for Song of the Year at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards, which take place on Nov. 18. The singer will also be launching a clothing line at Macy's titled Royalty by Maluma.

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