T.I.'s "Paper Trail" album is due on September 30th.

Top 20 Albums:

1) “A Little Bit Longer” Jonas Brothers
2) “Rock & Roll Jesus” Kid Rock
3) “The Illusion of Progress” Staind
4) “Mamma Mia Soundtrack” Various Artists
5) “Raw Footage” Ice Cube
6) “Breakout” Miley Cyrus
7) “Tha Carter III” Li’l Wayne
8) “Love on the Inside” Sugarland
9) “Camp Rock Soundtrack” Various Artists
10) “Shwayze” Shwayze
11) “Viva La Vida or Death & All His Friends” Coldplay
12) “Good Girl Gone Bad” Rihanna
13) “One World (Soundtrack)” Cheetah Girls
14) “One of the Boys” Katy Perry
15) “Taylor Swift” Taylor Swift
16) “Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 28” Various Artists
17) “Fast Times at Barrington High” The Academy Is…
18) “Spirit” Leona Lewis
19) “Indestructible” Disturbed
20) “Jonas Brothers” Jonas Brothers

Top 20 Singles

1) “Whatever You Like” T.I.
2) “Disturbia” Rihanna
3) “Forever” Chris Brown
4) “I Kissed a Girl” Katy Perry
5) “Dangerous” Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon
6) “Paper Planes” M.I.A.
7) “Viva La Vida” Coldplay
8) “Closer” Ne-Yo
9) “So What?” Pink
10) “Take a Bow” Rihanna
11) “When I Grow Up” Pussycat Dolls
12) “Put On” Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West
13) “A Milli” Li’l Wayne
14) “Leavin'” Jesse McCartney
15) “Crush” David Archuleta
16) “Get Like Me” David Banner feat. Chris Brown
17) “One Step at a Time” Jordin Sparks
18) “Got Money” Li’l Wayne feat. T-Pain
19) “All Summer Long” Hit Masters
20) “Bleeding Love” Leona Lewis

You know what’s bad? Today’s Monday, I compiled this list on Thursday, and now all the smart-ass remarks I was gonna make have all been forgotten. Damn it.

*T.I. scores the biggest jump to #1 of any song in history with “Whatever You Like”, the first single from his upcoming “Paper Trail”. Proof that, after violating probation by purchasing a small cache of automatic weapons, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Especially if you’re completely untalented. As you can probably tell, I’m not a fan.

*Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” single and “Rock & Roll Jesus” album have combined to produce the story of the summer, as the album moves all the way up to the #2 spot on the charts nearly a full year after its’ release. Neither single nor album is available for digital download, so that means that over 2 million people have hauled ass to record stores to pick up “Rock & Roll Jesus”. Proof that people will still buy physical music when motivated. Granted, I’d rather it be someone *other* than Kid Rock proving this theory, but I guess we can’t be choosy when it comes to things like that.

*”All Summer Long” has become such a hit that a cover version by a bunch of anonymous studio singers has popped onto iTunes and lands all the way in the Top 20 of the singles charts, proving that either people are stupid or incredibly lazy.

*Pink scores the highest debut of her career with “So What?”, the first single from her upcoming FIFTH album (wow, how crazy is that?). I talked about this song a couple weeks back, and after seeing the video, I like it even more. Is Carey Hart (Pink’s ex-husband) one hell of a good sport or what?

*Has the bloom fallen off Ice Cube’s rose? Not only does “Raw Footage” score the lowest first week sales of any Ice Cube album recorded in the Soundscan era, but his latest film is tanking at the box office. More incredible than that is the fact that the movie (whose name I can’t recall and am too lazy to look up) was directed by FRED DURST. Yes, the Limp Bizkit dude is now directing movies. No, real movies. Not porno.

*Looks like all the David Archuleta fans got their early fix and are now abandoning ship, as “Crush” slides thirteen spots to #15 in its’ second week on the chart. In more positive “Idol” news, “One Step at a Time” becomes Jordin Sparks’ third Top 20 single, so there might be a little bit of steam left in the franchise.

*If this column seems a bit more listless than usual this week, take a look at the charts and then ask again why I don’t have a whole lot to say. Granted, I could probably make a few more Shwayze and Cheetah Girls jokes, but then those things just kind of write themselves, don’t they?

Miss summer yet?