Sorry for the inconsistent running of this column: I’ve found myself not at home and/or not close to a functioning computer on a couple of recent Sundays. I have a life. Who knew?

This week’s Hot Chart Action, courtesy of the folks at Billboard.

Top 20 Albums:

1) “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” Coldplay
2) “The Carter III” Lil’ Wayne
3) “Camp Rock Soundtrack” Various Artists
4) “Saints of Los Angeles” Motley Crue
5) “Last To Walk” Three Six Mafia
6) “Now That’s What I Call Music 28” Various Artists
7) “Here I Stand” Usher
8) “The Sound of Madness” Shinedown
9) “Indestructible” Disturbed
10) “Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded” Rihanna
11) “Definition of Real” Plies
12) “Rock & Roll Jesus” Kid Rock
13) “One of the Boys” Katy Perry
14) “Taylor Swift” Taylor Swift
15) “Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust” Sigur Ros
16) “Spirit” Leona Lewis
17) “Revelation” Journey
18) “”Rockferry” Duffy
19) “3 Doors Down” 3 Doors Down
20) “Weezer (Red Album)” Weezer

Top 20 Singles

1) “I Kissed a Girl” Katy Perry
2) “Lollipop” Lil’ Wayne feat. Static Major
3) “Bleeding Love” Leona Lewis
4) “Take a Bow” Rihanna
5) “Burnin’ Up” Jonas Brothers
6) “Viva La Vida” Coldplay
7) “Bust it Baby Pt. 2” Plies feat. Ne-Yo
8) “Forever” Chris Brown
9) “This is Me” Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas
10) “Pocketful of Sunshine” Natasha Bedingfield
11) “Disturbia” Rihanna
12) “Shake It” Metro Station
13) “When I Grow Up” Pussycat Dolls
14) “A Milli” Lil’ Wayne
15) “Damaged” Danity Kane
16) “Leavin'” Jesse McCartney
17) “7 Things” Miley Cyrus
18) “No Air” Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
19) “All I Want To Do” Sugarland
20) “Love in This Club” Usher feat. Young Jeezy

*The Crue make an impressive debut at #4, selling almost 100,000 copies of their first studio album in nearly a decade and a half. I still say it would have sold better with a bonus DVD of the Pam and Tommy sex tape.

The Crue

*Let’s hear it for stale jokes about things that happened 10 years ago!!

*Three Six Mafia’s debut (#5, 77K) is a bit less impressive. I guess it’s hard out there for a pimp.

*With the likes of Miley Cyrus, Miley’s brother Trace and the Metro Station guys, and a double shot of Jonas in the Top 20 on the singles chart (not to mention the “Camp Rock” soundtrack holding at #3 for a second week), is it safe to say that teen-pop has returned for yet another cycle (let’s not forget about the still barely-legal Rihanna and Chris Brown)? Something tells me the new Jonas Brothers album (which arrives soon) is going to enter with some surprisingly big numbers.

*How Rihanna convinced people to go back and buy her year old album when only three new songs appear on it is beyond me.

*Call it a hunch, but something tells me no one is walking into a record store and asking for the new Sigur Ros album (at #15) by the title.

*Country titans Sugarland have not only the biggest jump of the week with “All I Want To Do” (which blasts 91-19), but they have one of the highest debuts down at #43 with “Life in a Northern Town”, which I’m hoping is not a hick-ified remake of the Dream Academy classic from the Eighties. Holy crap, it is. And it’s pretty faithful to the original.

*Down at #39 on the singles chart, the NKOTB find themselves back in the Top 40 for the first time in 18 years with “Summertime”.

*The only artist to really benefit from the recent BET Awards is gospel artist Marvin Sapp (not football player Warren Sapp, as host DL Hughley inadvertently called him), who jumps from 56-28 on the album charts with his latest.

*Can you tell this is kind of a slow chart week? Stay tuned for next week’s chart chat, where I will gleefully dance on top of the grave of 50 Cent’s career and ponder why flashing the hooey doesn’t seem to have helped Vanessa Hudgens’s career.