The show premiered in March 2010 to the second largest audience for a live-action series in Nickelodeon history with 5.7 million viewers. Grande recorded the duet "Almost Is Never Enough" with Nathan Sykes of The Wanted.
She made her first musical appearance on the track "Give It Up" on the soundtrack Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show in August 2011. 1 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, with 138,000 copies sold in its first week, making Grande the first female artist since Kesha to have her first album debut atop the charts and ranking her the 15th female artist overall. 6 on the US Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, making Grande the only female music artist to debut two songs in the top 10 of the Hot Digital Songs chart during the year 2013. She also joined Justin Bieber on his Believe Tour for three shows and kicked off her own headlining mini-tour, The Listening Sessions.
13 on the Billboard Hot 100, She played Penny Pingleton in the December 2016 NBC television broadcast Hairspray Live! Sonia Saraiya wrote in Variety that Grande was the show's "MVP, acting as both reliably overlook-able sidekick and, once the situation required it, showstopping diva." Reviewing the concert for Las Vegas Weekly, Ian Caramanzana wrote: "Grande’s burly, soulful vibrato and wide range remain the star of her show, and she's at her best when it's just her, a microphone and her band – especially when she performs ... She is literally my favorite human being on the planet. As far as vocal influences go, Whitney and Mariah pretty much cover it." She describes Gloria Estefan as the person who inspired her to pursue a career in the music industry, after Estefan complimented a performance she saw Grande give on a cruise ship when she was eight years old. Grande is subverting it with cute, comfortable, and on-trend dresses with a feminine slant." [N]o matter how much you are underestimated ... [W]hile pulling off a high ponytail takes courage and commitment, so does her recent [fashion] ode to Marilyn Monroe at the  MTV Movie Awards and her homage to crime-fighting heroes in her 'Dangerous Woman' cover art. [S]he's boasted floor-length red gowns, chokers, crop tops, and oversize jackets [and] everything from theater garb (see: flapper dresses) to Mickey Mouse ears to A-line minis. [D]ismissing Ariana Grande as a fashion force is an easy and lazy way of categorizing her. [F]ashion is best when it's an extension of self and a wearable form of expression.
ballads." The same year, Grande recorded the title track of the soundtrack for the 2017 live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast with John Legend; the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. The Los Angeles Times review of her third album, Dangerous Woman, commented that it is "impressive how fully she inhabits the emotional environment of each song here, even when one directly contradicts another. Speaking about the comparisons, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd of Billboard wrote that both Carey and Grande have "the talent to let their vocals do the talking ... you are going to open your mouth and that unbelievable sound is going to come out. Which, in an industry rich in self-branding, is a beautiful rarity ... (Plus, we know that when we see someone take risks, they understand fashion on an intrinsic level...).
She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious, and in the spinoff Sam & Cat until 2014.
She has also appeared in other theatre and television roles and has lent her voice to animated television and films.
As it is, Grande is so busy piling on the spectacle she neglects to highlight the one thing – those deceptively powerful pipes – setting her apart from her contemporaries." Grande was featured on Cashmere Cat's song "Adore", which was released in March during her Honeymoon Tour; a review in USA Today said: "Grande's towering vocals have never sounded better than on this offbeat R&B track." The single debuted at No.
The next year, Grande gave her first world tour, The Honeymoon Tour, to promote My Everything.Rolling Stone magazine wrote, "My Everything is where the 21-year-old Nickelodeon starlet grows up.It's a confident, intelligent, brazen pop statement, mixing bubblegum diva vocals with EDM break beats".She is the first person in the history of the Hot 100 to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the top 10.Jonathon Dornbush of Entertainment Weekly wrote that Grande "not only nailed her musical performances, but also shone as the best part of some of the night's sketches", including a "shockingly good" Jennifer Lawrence impression, continuing, "Grande proved she could hold her own amongst the SNL players." In May 2016, among other appearances to promote the album, on The Voice season 10 finale, Grande performed the second single from the album, "Into You", which peaked at No. Grande has cited Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as her major vocal influences, saying: "I love Mariah Carey.