Chart Moves: Second Week Showdown: Bowie vs. Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift's 'Holiday' Returns
Jimmy King

Justin Timberlake led the chart news this week, as his The 20/20 Experience arrived at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with an eye-popping 968,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Aside from the Justin Timberlake action, there were of course some movers and shakers. Let's take a closer look at some of them:

-- David Bowie & Bon Jovi: David Bowie's The Next Day album drops from No. 2 to No. 11, falling by an expected 70.54% in its second week (to 25,000). The fall was anticipated, as his debut was so front-loaded with pre-orders, which somewhat artificially inflated his first-week. However, less expected was how Bon Jovi's What About Now, who beat Bowie to No. 1 last week, has a slightly larger second-week drop: 70.87% (dipping to No. 7 with 29,000).

-- Clutch: The rock band's, Earth Rocker, its first full-length album since 2009, gives the act its best sales week yet (22,000) and highest rank on the chart as it debuts at No. 15. Their previous biggest sales frame came in 2007 with the debut of From Beale Street to Oblivion (15,000), while their highest rank on the list was when 2009's Strange Cousins From the West debuted and peaked at No. 38.
 
-- Justin Timberlake: It's no surprise to see Justin Timberlake's first two albums bound back onto the list this week, fueled by his No. 1 debut with his latest release. FutureSex/LoveSounds gains by 95% (zooming 98-37) while Justified jumps by 52% (111-65).

-- "The Hobbit" & "Girls": Following "The Hobbit's" DVD released on March 19, its companion soundtrack takes an 88% jump, selling 4,000 for the week and reentering at No. 108. It's the sales week for the album since the sales week ending Jan. 27. Meanwhile, the March 17 season finale of HBO's "Girls" drives the 120% gain for its soundtrack this week, which reenters at No. 111. Interestingly, only one song from the album was featured in the finale: fun.'s "Sight of the Sun."

-- Taylor Swift: Your eyes are not deceiving you. There is indeed a Christmas album on the chart at No. 121. Taylor Swift's The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection sold 4,000 last week -- up from essentially zero copies a week earlier -- thanks to Target blowing out its exclusive CD at a deep discount. It reenters the chart for the first time since Jan. 12.

-- Casey Abrams: After the 2011 "American Idol" contestant returned to the "Idol" stage on March 21, his self-titled album zooms back onto the list at No. 131 with a 1,816% gain. The rise comes even though he didn't sing a song from the set, opting instead to cover a Beatles tune (in keeping with "Idol's" theme last week). Speaking of the Beatles, the fab four tally its best sales (3,000) for the "1" greatest hits album since January, after the group was celebrated on "American Idol" last week. The best-of package reenters at No. 165.

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