-- Eminem: The hip-hop king continues his reign at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" holds atop the list for a fifth week, selling 187,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a slight 4% decline, "Recovery" distances itself from the No. 2 arrival -- Rick Ross' "Teflon Don," which enters with 176,000.

-- Usher: A $9.99 sale tag at Best Buy (and promotion in its circular) help lift Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" set nine spots to No. 11 with an 18% increase to sell 21,000 in its 17th week. To compare, Usher's last album, "Here I Stand," was way down at No. 73 in its 17th week with 7,000.

-- Newsboys: The Christian group's "Born Again" slides from a debut at No. 4 last week to No. 35 as the album collapses with the largest percentage drop on the chart -- down 76%. Albums that draw much of their sales from the Christian marketplace and through pre-orders -- as "Born Again" did -- normally drop like rocks in their sophomore frame. (For example, MercyMe's "The Generous Mr. Lovewell" fell from No. 3 to No. 23 in its second week earlier this year, declining by 80% in sales.)

-- Katy Perry: High profile placement of the Katy Perry's "One of the Boys" album in the iTunes Store last week, along with a $6.99 sale price, pushes the set back onto the chart at No. 70 with a 136% increase. Its digital jump is a whomping 590%.

-- Court Yard Hounds: The duo's self-titled album was offered as the Amazon MP3 store daily deal on July 23 for $3.99. In turn, it motors up 67 slots to No. 125 with a 39% increase in overall sales and a 429% jump in downloads.

-- Norma Jean: The metal band had the largest positional drop on the Billboard 200 this week as "Meridional" falls 127 spots from No. 45 to No. 172 in its second week. Down 67% in sales, a steep drop was expected -- hard rock bands tend to collapse quickly after their first week.

The Billboard Hot 100:

-- Eminem: His "Love The Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, holds at No. 1 for a second week, widening its points lead over runner-up, and former chart-topper, "California Gurls" by Katy Perry, which stays steady at No. 2. The rapper also maintains his No. 1 standing with the title for a fifth week on Hot Digital Songs (332,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and for a fifth frame on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery" (see Billboard 200 chart moves), becoming the first artist in the digital age to concurrently hold the No. 1 spot on those lists for five straight weeks.

-- Katy Perry: She doesn't take long to rebound from the sting of dropping out of the No. 1 slot with "California Gurls" as her follow-up, "Teenage Dream," is the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. Near-simultaneous releases to both retail and radio also combine for impressive first-week numbers on Hot Digital Songs (84,000 downloads, No. 11 debut) and Hot 100 Airplay (No. 75 debut with 14.9 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS). The latter audience sum comes mainly from top 40 radio (80%), where the song was Most Added for the week with 64 new stations, according to Nielsen's BDSradio.

-- B.o.B: The artist born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. becomes the first rapper to simultaneously place his first three radio singles as a lead artist in the Top 30 as "Magic," featuring Rivers Cuomo, rises 49-27, joining "Airplanes" (No. 4) and "Nothin' On You" (No. 28) in the top third of the chart.

-- Uncle Kracker: Kracker the Country star? He seems to be heading that way as “Smile” rises to No. 11 on Hot Country Songs, seven months after it peaked at No. 2 on the Adult Top 40 chart. Its surge at country radio prompts a re-entry of the track at No. 33 on the Hot 100 after the title completed a 20-week run on the list in January, where it initially peaked at No. 44. Hot 100 rules dictate that a song can re-enter the chart after moving to recurrent status if the song posts renewed and steady increases in sales and/or airplay and has enough points to rank within the top 50. “Smile” has appeared on the Digital Song chart for the past 50 weeks, and has sold between 21,000 and 35,000 weekly downloads during the past five months. Since its release, “Smile” has shifted 1.5 million downloads.

-- Bruno Mars: The singer, who provides memorable vocals on a current top 10 single (Travis McCoy's "Billionaire") and recent No. 1 (B.o.B's "Nothin' On You"), makes his solo debut at No. 43 with "Just The Way You Are," which sold 51,000 in its first week of availability. That sum lands the track at No. 26 on Hot Digital Songs.

-- Ne-Yo: "Beautiful Monster," the first release from Ne-Yo's upcoming "Libra Scale" album barely claims a bullet at No. 53 with a slight overall point increase. The gain is owed mainly to a 12% jump in downloads (49-43 on Digital Songs, 32,000) as airplay collapses by 23%, knocking the track off of the 75-position Hot 100 Airplay list. While "Monster" looks destined to fall short of being a monster hit, second single "Champagne Life" is bubbling towards a more successful chart run with a debut at No. 75. The song, with a more prominent multi-format sound than "Monster," has already climbed into the top 20 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (No. 15).


MILESTONE:
The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" -- already the top selling digital song of all time according to Nielsen SoundScan -- reaches another high this week as it motors pass the 6 million sales mark. The Interscope tune sells another 28,000 this week, pushing its total to 6,018,000. Interscope continues to own four of the top five best-selling digital songs, with Peas label mate Lady Gaga claiming the No. 2 slot with "Just Dance" (5.6 million) and No. 5 with "Poker Face" (5.4 million). The Peas also hold down the No. 4 spot with "Boom Boom Pow" (5.5 million). Only Poe Boy/Atlantic's Flo Rida, with "Low," breaks up the Interscope monopoly as the No. 2 best-seller with 5.6 million.