-- Eminem: You may have read somewhere that Eminem's "Recovery" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with an eye-popping 741,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. While clearly, Eminem's arrival was the biggest news of the week on the tally, a number of other acts make interesting strides further down the list.

-- Michael Jackson: This week's chart reflects the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death (June 25) and, unsurprisingly, a number of his albums see gains on the Billboard 200. The highest-placing set is his hits package "Number Ones," which jumps from No. 100 to No. 42 with 10,000 (up 86%). His overall catalog of albums (including those with the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons) saw an increase of 116% in sales.

-- Selena Gomez & the Scene: At No. 118, the act's "Kiss and Tell" album shoots up from No. 152 with a gain of 17% in sales. It's likely that interest generated in her forthcoming second album's just-released lead single "Round & Round" helps fuel the increase. The tune debuts on Digital Songs this week with 92,000 sold.

-- The Steve Miller Band: Unfortunately, the icon's latest album, "BINGO!," notches a steep 92-position drop in its second week, falling from No. 37 to No. 129 with a 64% decline in sales. That sort of sophomore-frame dip is not surprising for a heritage rock act that probably saw the bulk of its hard core fan base turn out for the album's first week.

-- LCD Soundsystem: We're betting that the act's lengthy profile on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" on June 21 propels "This Is Happening" up the tally from No. 172 to No. 130 with a 12% overall gain (and a 20% jump in downloads).

-- Maxwell: The singer's performance on NBC's "Today" and his "BLACKsummers'night" one day-only sale pricing in Amazon's MP3 store for $3.99 -- both on June 25 -- yield a 15% gain in sales for the set. It jumps from No. 187 to No. 135.

-- Clay Aiken: His latest album, "Tried & True," seems to be following the trajectory of his last set, 2008's "On My Way Here." The new album bowed at No. 9 four weeks ago, and then has moved 9-47-77-167. "On My Way Here" spent five weeks on the list, starting at No. 4, and then sliding 4-18-48-106-162.

The Billboard Hot 100:

-- Katy Perry: The singer's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, spends a fourth week atop the Hot 100. The summer anthem earns the chart's Greatest Gainer/Airplay award for a third consecutive frame, rising 3-2 on Hot 100 Airplay (140 million audience impressions, up 14%, according to Nielsen BDS). "California Gurls" slips to No. 2 after five weeks on top of Hot Digital Songs, shifting 302,000 downloads (down 10%), according to Nielsen SoundScan.

-- Eminem: The rap superstar supplants Perry's track atop Hot Digital Songs, and storms the Hot 100 at No. 2, with "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna. The new radio single from "Recovery" shifts 338,000 downloads. On Hot 100 Airplay, the cut bounds 66-34 (31.7 million audience impressions, up 84%); it even passes "Not Afraid," the first single from "Recovery," which ranks one rung lower (40-35) (and edges down 9-11 on the Hot 100; it spent a week at No. 1 on the chart in May). The two titles are joined by five other Hot 100 debuts from Eminem's new album: "No Love" (No. 23), "Won't Back Down" (No. 62), "Cold Wind Blows" (No. 71), "Talkin' 2 Myself" (No. 88) and "25 to Life" (No. 92). The seven songs on the Hot 100 from the album sold a combined 701,000 downloads.

-- Jason Derulo: The singer notches a third top 10 from his self-titled debut album, as "Ridin' Solo" soars 16-10. It shifts 128,000 downloads (up 31%; 12-8 on Hot Digital Songs) and registers 35.2 million in audience (up 19%; 34-29 on Hot 100 Airplay. Derulo's "Whatcha Say" topped the Nov. 14, 2009, Hot 100 and "In My Head" rose to No. 5 in April.

-- Taio Cruz: The artist's "Dynamite" claims the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Digital honor, vaulting 31-14. The track leaps 20-10 on Hot Digital Songs with an 81% improvement to 112,000 downloads sold. On Hot 100 Airplay, "Dynamite" explodes 73-44 (25 million in audience, up 57%).

-- Drake: His "Up All Night" (with Nicki Minaj) collapses 49-90 on the Hot 100 in its second week, also dropping 22-70 on Digital Songs (25,000; down 57%). The tune debuted last week thanks largely to its digital sales, owed to its popularity as an album cut from his then-brand-new "Thank Me Later" album. So, a second-week decline is normal and isn't a cause for alarm.

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