Metro Station Hey folks…had to take last week off due to some site remodeling, but we’re back! And here are this week’s Top 20 charts, brought to you by kind courtesy of Billboard.

Top 20 Albums:
1) “Tha Carter III” Li’l Wayne
2) “Definition of Real” Plies
3) “Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol 28” Various Artists
4) “Indestructible” Disturbed
5) “Here I Stand” Usher
6) “Revelation” Journey
7) “Seeing Sounds” N.E.R.D
8) “Flavors of Entanglement” Alanis Morissette
9) “Evil Urges” My Morning Jacket
10) “Weezer (Red Album)” Weezer
11) “3 Doors Down” 3 Doors Down
12) “Sex & The City Original Soundtrack” Various Artists
13) “The Declaration” Ashanti
14) “Spirit” Leona Lewis
15) “Rockferry” Duffy
16) “Taylor Swift” Taylor Swift
17) “Nothing But the Best” Frank Sinatra
18) “35 Biggest Hits” Toby Keith
19) “Rock & Roll Jesus” Kid Rock
20) “Back When I Knew It All” Montgomery Gentry

…and on the singles chart…

1) “Viva La Vida” Coldplay
2) “I Kissed a Girl” Katy Perry
3) “Lollipop” Li’l Wayne feat. Static Major
4) “Bleeding Love” Leona Lewis
5) “Take a Bow” Rihanna
6) “Pocketful of Sunshine” Natasha Bedingfield
7) “No Air” Jordin Sparks w/Chris Brown
8) “Forever” Chris Brown
9) “Love in This Club” Usher feat. Young Jeezy
10) “Shake It” Metro Station
11) “Bust it Baby Pt. 2” Plies feat. Ne-Yo
12) “Sexy Can I” Ray J. feat Yung Berg
13) “Leavin'” Jesse McCartney
14) “Damaged” Danity Kane
15) “4 Minutes” Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake
16) “What You Got” Colby O’Donis feat. Akon
17) “It’s Not My Time” 3 Doors Down
18) “When I Grow Up” Pussycat Dolls
19) “Love Song” Sara Bareilles
20) “Realize” Colbie Caillat

*So…by the time NEXT week’s charts are published, “Tha Carter 3” will, in less than two weeks, be the #1 selling album in all of 2008. Craziness.

*A close second to Li’l Wayne’s pretty amazing feat is the fact that the Cyrus family has spawned a third chart force. Following Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus (whose “7 Minutes” should become the biggest hit single of her career so far next week) is young Chase Cyrus, who is the singer for the band with this week’s #10 single, Metro Station. Guess Mr. Achy Breaky’s having the last laugh, eh?

*Rock records tend to not top the charts, so Coldplay’s arrival at #1 (their very first chart-topping song) is a pretty decent achievement. Actually, I can’t even *think* of the last “rock” record to top the charts, unless you count Maroon 5 as a rock band, which I don’t.

*Attack of the boring chicks at #19 and #20 with Sara Bareilles and Colbie Caillat. Who needs sleeping pills?

*I’ve been holding this in for weeks. What kind of a name is Plies?

*The quick Top 20 placement of “When I Grow Up” should serve as a warning to Nicole Sherzinger that folks don’t want solo records from her (considering her label released 3 or 4 flop singles and videos from a solo album that appears to have been shelved), they want “Pussycat Dolls” records (although the fact that Nicole is the only member of the Dolls who sings on the records anyway kind of flummoxes me. OK, you caught me. I just wanted to use the word flummox). Seriously, could you name or even identify a second PCD member? Look for this to make a run at the top spot next week, as sales are going crazy at iTunes.

*Kind of amazing that Journey can score two weeks in the Top 10 with an album featuring a scab lead singer (found on YouTube!!!) and an album that’s only available at WalMart. First off, having been in a Wally World exactly once in my life, I fail to se what the magnetic pull is of the chain, and secondly, no one can equal the great Steve Perry.

*Weird factoid of the week, there are no debut artists in this week’s Top 10. I can’t really tie that to anything, but I just found it interesting. I’m weird like that.

And that officially means I’ve run out of ideas. see y’all next week!