Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown.
Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard.com associate editor Jason Lipshutz and Billboard associate director of charts Keith Caulfield every Thursday on the free Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to last week's episode).
On this week's episode, Jason and Keith discuss the improbable Hot 100 moves of Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" and Aloe Blacc's "The Man"; Kid Ink's Top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, and successful album debuts during a time in which no one is buying albums; and new singles from Shakira & Rihanna, Foster The People, Lily Allen and Sam Smith. Then, the Pop Shop Podcast welcomes its latest guest: "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale, who makes her Hot 100 debut this week with her country-pop single, "You Sound Good To Me." Hale discusses making her music debut, what fans can expect from her upcoming album and how her singing career will be weaved into her "Pretty Little Liars" schedule.