"The Way" is the second single recorded by American singer-songwriter and actress Ariana Grande featuring rapper Mac Miller, taken from the former's debut studio album Daydreamin' (2013). "The Way" was released on March 26, 2013 by Republic Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Harmony Samuels, Mac Miller, Jordin Sparks, Brenda Russell, Sevyn Streeter, and Al Sherrod Lambert; it was produced by Samuels. "The Way" is an Pop/R&B song that samples 1998 hit "Still Not A Player", originally recorded by Big Punisher and Joe. Seven hours after its release on the iTunes Store, "The Way" topped its "Top Singles" chart. It debuted at number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande and Miller's first top ten success on the chart.