With the launch of debut single "You Sound Good to Me" on Jan. 7, "Pretty Little Liars" actress Lucy Hale finally jump-started the music career she began pursuing a decade ago. The country-pop offering debuts at No. 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 21 on Hot Country Songs, and sold 42,000 downloads in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the Hot Shot Debut on both charts, and the best opening for a solo female artist on Hot Country Songs since Danielle Bradbery's "The Heart of Dixie" bowed at No. 16 last August.

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