Beatles Boost Music Game Sales To New High
The Beatles at the EMI studios in Abbey Road, as they prepare for 'Our World', a world-wide live television show broadcasting to 24 countries with a potential audience of 400 million.

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Luke Bryan spent a second week at No. 1 with "Crash My Party," while John Mayer debuted at No. 2 with "Paradise Valley." Mayer was one of five new entries in the top 10 this week, which also included new arrivals from R&B super group TGT, Jimmy Buffett, Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Ferg.

Outside the top 10 on the Billboard 200 there were a number of movers and shakers, as usual. Let's take a look at some of them:

-- The Beatles, "1" - No. 178 - This week, "1" (down 18 slots to No. 178 on the chart) surpasses Backsteet Boys' "Millennium" to becomes the fourth-largest selling album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. "1" has now sold 12.2 million copies, jumping ahead of "Millennium" by less than 2,000. The SoundScan-era leader for the biggest selling album remains Metallica's self-titled 1991 album, with 15.9 million.

-- Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Made Up Mind" - No. 11 - On the Blues Albums chart, Tedeschi Trucks Band notches its second leader, as "Made Up Mind" drives into the top slot with 26,000 sold. Over on the Billboard 200, it lands at a career-high No. 11. It's also the best sales week for the act, surpassing the 26,000 start of "Revelator" in 2012 (when it debuted at No. 12).

-- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "The Heist" - No. 20 - The album reaches 1 million copies sold this week, as it shifts another 19,000. Released on Oct. 9, 2012, its to-date sum rises to 1,017,000. For 2013 alone, it has moved 803,000, making it the eighth-largest seller of the year.

-- The Lumineers, "The Lumineers" - No. 29 - The Aug. 20 release of the deluxe edition of the album spurs a 74% gain for the set, as it moves 12,000 for the week. The repackaging includes five bonus tracks and nearly a half-hour of video content. The sales surge pushes the album from No. 52 to No. 29 this week.

-- Fall Out Boy, "Save Rock and Roll" - No. 47 - A back to school promotion in the iTunes Store lifts a number of sets this week, including "Save Rock and Roll." The store's $7.99 sale tag yields a 48% overall gain and a 104% digital lift. Among the others included in the sale: Bruno Mars's "Unorthodox Jukebox" (pushed back five rungs to No. 18, despite its 26% gain), Eric Church's "Chief" (68-62; up 12%) and the Black Keys (158-128; up 26).

-- Travis, "Where You Stand" - No. 100 - The Scottish alternative band's seventh studio set debuts at No. 100 on the Billboard 200 and also enters at No. 19 on Alternative Albums (4,000 sold). Over on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, the new set marked the act's seventh top 10 effort, as it debuted at No. 3 -- its highest-charting album since 2003.

-- Lee DeWyze, "Frames" - No. 116 - The 2010 "American Idol" winner's first album for Vanguard starts with 3,000 and also bows at No. 38 on Top Rock Albums. This is the second studio set he's released since "Idol," with the first, 19/RCA's Live It Up, debuting and peaking at No. 19 in 2010.

-- Soundtrack, "Sound City" - No. 159 - The album re-enters with 3,000 sold for the week -- its best frame since April. Its gain of 118% is likely owed to the film's broadcast TV premiere on VH1 (Aug. 17). An encore airing occurred the following day on sister network Palladia.