Rock band Avenged Sevenfold snares its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Nightmare" bows atop the list with 163,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The set's arrival ends (at least temporarily) Eminem's reign at No. 1 with "Recovery," which spent five straight weeks in the penthouse . . . "Nightmare" is the only debut in the top 10 this week, the first time we've had such a dry spell since early March . . . On the Digital Songs chart, Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" continues to lead with 300,000, while Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and Usher's "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" make big moves into the top 10 and Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue" bows at No. 12.
Eminem makes it five weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" sells another 187,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" drives in at No. 2 with 176,000—the rapper's fourth set to start in the top two rungs. His previous three studio sets all bowed at No. 1 . . . The Billboard 200 also welcomes top 10 debuts from Sheryl Crow, the latest "Kidz Bop Kids" album and the Jonas Brothers' soundtrack to their Disney Channel TV show "Jonas L.A."
The King of Pop is still the king of the Billboard charts. The Top Comprehensive Albums chart that is, where his "Number Ones" set reigns yet again (114,000). The set has now become the second-biggest-selling album of the year and has Taylor Swift's "Fearless" in its sights . . . Over on the currents-based Billboard 200, rapper Fabolous nets his first No. 1 album, "Loso's Way." He previously topped out at No. 2 with his last album, 2007's "From Nothin' to Somethin' " . . . Meanwhile, "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale's sophomore album, "Guilty Pleasure," starts at No. 12 with 25,000 . . . In Progress Reports, we've got updates on Darius Rucker, Mariah Carey and Wilco.