A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts.

The Billboard 200:

-- Avenged Sevenfold: The rock band's "Nightmare" bumps Eminem's "Recovery" from the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 as the former arrives with 163,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the best sales week ever for the band and its highest charting set.

-- Mumford & Sons: The band's "Sigh No More" vaults 58-35 with a 39% increase, earning the set's best sales week (11,000) and highest rank. No doubt the increase was caused by Best Buy's $7.99 sale tag on the set and the group's earmark as a VH1 You Oughta Know artist.

-- Best Coast: At No. 36 the indie pop/rock act enters with its first full-length album "Crazy For You," selling 10,000. The group was profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered" and the album's "Boyfriend" was iTunes' free Discovery Download last week.

-- Susan Boyle: A re-airing of the singer's January segment on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" last week (July 28) pushes her album "I Dreamed a Dream" with a gain of 91%. It rises from No. 146 to No. 59.

-- Prince: Blowout $1.99 pricing for his Target-exclusive set "Lotus Flow3r" spurs the album's startling re-entry at No. 89 with a 458% gain. The title has been absent from the chart since February and its highest rank since June 2009.

-- The Acacia Strain: The chart's biggest positional fall is awarded to the band's "Wormwood" album, which collapses from No. 67 to No. 195 with a second week sales drop of 54%. Because the range between the top 100 and the bottom of the chart is rather tiny -- only 2,000 units separate Nos. 100 and 200 -- a 54% drop can yield a big decline.

The Billboard Hot 100

-- Eminem: While the rapper loses his grip of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, his "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, crowns the Hot 100 chart for a third straight week. The song claims the Airplay Gainer trophy for a fifth consecutive frame and leaps 5-2 on Hot 100 Airplay (up 15% to 134.2 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS), where it will most likely overtake Katy Perry's "California Gurls" for the top spot next week. On Digital Songs, "Lie" stands at No. 1 for a sixth week with downloads decreasing by 9.6% to 300,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

-- Katy Perry: Her former No. 1 "California Gurls" remains at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and is joined in the top 10 by follow-up single "Teenage Dream" which soars 20-7 as the chart's Digital Gainer. Download sales increase by 119% to 183,000 (11-4 on Digital Songs), while radio audience nearly doubles as well (up 97%) as song jumps 75-39 on Hot 100 Airplay with 29.5 million impressions.

-- Usher: Singer claims two slots in the top 10 as "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love," featuring Pitbull, bumps 12-9 while former chart-topper "OMG" migrates 8-10. "DJ" is his 16th top 10 and concurrently scales Hot Digital Songs (12-7, 135,000 downloads) and Hot 100 Airplay (21-14, 54.8 million impressions). All this in its third week on each list.

-- Maroon 5: With a 21-18 improvement for "Misery," the band posts its best chart ranking since "Wake Up Call" rang up a No. 19 peak in October 2007 as new track shifts a single-week high of 65,000 downloads (up 18%).

-- Ke$ha: "Take It Off" rips 33-27 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart as pop radio play drives a download surge (up 73% to 33,000), resulting in the largest positional leap on the Hot 100 (92-52).

-- Kenny Chesney: Radio airplay is the sole driver of "The Boys Of Fall's" debut at No. 96. Expect a big Hot 100 jump next week as first-week download sales will figure into the song's ranking. The track already ranks at No. 11 on Hot Country Songs in only its third week on that chart.

-- Alicia Keys: It's been a struggle for No. 1 songs on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs to reach the top 10 on the Hot 100 in 2010. Of the six tracks that have risen to the top of R&B/Hip-Hop this year, Key's "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" has fared the best, peaking at No. 21. It falls 25-30 this week. She was part of the last No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop and top 10 Hot 100 double play with Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" last fall. If we stripped out rap titles, the last to do so was Keri Hilson's "Knock You Down" from the summer of 2009. The reason? Non-rap tracks are having a difficult time crossing over to rhythmic top 40 and mainstream top 40 radio at the moment, two formats that contribute mightily to a title's radio audience sum on the Hot 100 and -- more importantly -- drive digital download sales. Keys' single never rose above No. 56 on Hot Digital Songs.

-- Taylor Swift: Nothing to report at the moment, but tune in again same time and place next week for an update as her new single "Mine," the first offering from her upcoming "Speak Now" album was concurrently delivered to radio and iTunes on August 4. A top 10 Hot 100 debut is likely, while a No. 1 entry would not be a total shocker. If the track sells upwards of 450,000 downloads by the end of the SoundScan tracking week on Sunday, Aug. 8, a No. 1 debut is possible.

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