In 2014, she released her first commercial mixtape, Cloud 19, (2014). The mixtape was listed as one of the Complex's "50 Best Albums of 2014. " Her second commercial mixtape, You Should Be Here (2015), debuted at number 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, preceded by her sold-out North American promotional tour. In 2016, she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for You Should Be Here. Kehlani released her debut album, SweetSexySavage, in January 2017.