After signing with Republic Records, she released her debut single "Put Your Hearts Up" in December 2011, but it failed to enter any official record chart.
Grande's chart debut was made in April 2013 with "The Way", featuring Mac Miller, which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Her debut studio album Yours Truly reached the top ten in many countries while debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200. The album spawned two more singles: "Baby I" and "Right There", the former peaked at number six in Japan.
Grande released her second studio album My Everything in August 2014. It became her second consecutive number-one record on the Billboard 200. Its lead single, "Problem" was an international hit and nearly reached the top ten spots of every major chart, including number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one in the United Kingdom. The subsequent two singles, "Break Free" and "Bang Bang", also achieved international success, and both reached the top five in the United States, which made her the second lead female artist to have three top ten singles simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100. The fourth and fifth singles from the album, "Love Me Harder" and "One Last Time", respectively peaked at number seven and number 13 in the United States, also making her the only artist to score four top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014.
Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman, was released in May 2016. It peaked at number two in the United States while topping the charts in the United Kingdom and other twelve countries. Its eponymous lead single debuted at number ten and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first and only artist in the chart's history to debut in the top ten with the lead single from each of her first three albums. Subsequent two singles, "Into You" and "Side To Side", also achieved commercial success, with both singles entering the top twenty in the United States and the United Kingdom.
"No Tears Left To Cry", the lead single from Grande's upcoming fourth studio album Sweetener, debuted and peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, extending her record of the only artist to debut in the top ten with the lead single from each of her all of her albums.