The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collected its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as "Now 43" arrived atop the list. The set sold 111,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Other new albums bowing in the top 10 were Elle Varner's "Perfectly Imperfect" (No. 4) and Colt Ford's "Declaration of Independence" (No. 5).
But now, let's take a look at some of the other movers and shakers on the Billboard 200 and elsewhere on our album charts…
-- John Mayer: Before John Mayer became too ill to sing, he recorded an EP's worth of live tracks titled "The Complete 2012 Performances Collection." This week, the five-song set, exclusive to iTunes, debuts at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 sold. The effort includes four tunes recorded during the making of his latest album, "Born and Raised," along with one previously unreleased studio track. "Born and Raised" debuted at No. 1 earlier this year.
-- David Archuleta: The singer recorded his new album, "Begin," (a debut at No. 28; 11,000) before he departed on his Mormon mission in March (and thus went off the pop radar). The set of mostly covers arrives with 11,000 and a No. 5 bow on Independent Albums. In total, it is the former "American Idol" contestant's fifth album to chart. He debuted on the list in 2008 with his self-titled debut (No. 2) and followed it up with 2009's "Christmas From the Heart" (No. 30), 2010's "The Other Side of Down" (No. 13) and 2011's "Glad Christmas Tidings" (No. 179; with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).
-- Eric Church: The country singer's "Chief" will likely become his first million-selling album in the next week or two as its current sales stand at 989,000. Church's 2009 set, "Carolina," has sold 615,000 while 2006's "Sinners Like Me" has moved 501,000. This week on the Billboard 200, the former No. 1 "Chief" rises 27-25 with 12,000 sold (up 2%)
-- Marvin Hamlisch: The late composer is remembered on the charts this week as the original Broadway cast recording of "A Chorus Line" re-enters Top Cast Albums at No. 7 with a 513% sales gain. Hamlisch wrote the show's music, which earned him a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.
"A Chorus Line" is the sixth longest-running show in Broadway history, having played 6,111 shows between July 25, 1975, and April 28, 1990.
-- Rob Zombie: His second remix album, "Mondo Sex Head," (7,000 sold) includes re-workings of his and White Zombie singles like "More Human Than Human" and "Dragula." It follows 1999's "American Made Music to Strip By," which debuted and peaked at No. 38.
-- Bob Marley & the Wailers: The reggae icon's greatest hits album, "Legend," zooms 145-38 (up 152%) after Google Play sale priced it for $2.99. Next week could see another bump for the album, as Starbucks stores began stocking the set.
-- Dr. Dre: His "Dr. Dre - 2001" set (up 85%) was one of the titles Amazon MP3 offered for $2.99 last week as part of its hip-hop sale. Other sale sets include B.o.B's "Stranger Clouds" (No. 73; up 36%), 2Pac's "All Eyez On Me" (No. 85; up 492%), the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death" (No. 97; up 341%) and Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" (No. 188; up 201%).
-- Dave Matthews Band: Amazon MP3's $2.99 daily deal (Aug. 11), which the retailer tweeted about, shines a light on "Under the Table and Dreaming," which gains by 411% and re-enters at No. 145.