I’ve decided to play around a little with the Chart Chat concept. Instead of one comprehensive wrap-up on Sunday, I’ll shoot you Album chart news on Wednesday, singles chart news on Thursday, and the comprehensive wrap-up will now appear every other Sunday under the name Chart Chat Plus.

*Obviously, the big news is AC/DC‘s #1 debut. Black Ice moves over 784,000 units to land at the top of the big chart. It’s the biggest debut of the year excluding Lil’ Wayne, and is the band’s first #1 album in well over a quarter century. Following last year’s Eagles release, this is the second album that’s a retail exclusive (only being sold at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club) to debut at the top. It’s probably also worth mentioning that this album isn’t available digitally.

*Brit soul/jazz siren Adele has jumped 129-46-11 following her appearance on the “Sarah Palin” episode of “Saturday Night Live”. Nice to see the rest of America catching on. I fell in love with this album the first time I heard it at the beginning of the year.

*AC/DC’s strong debut eclipses the “High School Musical 3” soundtrack, which would have been #1 in most of this year’s other weeks. Instead, it lands at #2 with just under 300,000 units sold.

*These two albums should hold on to their spots next week, but new albums from John Legend, Pink and Toby Keith are all expected to scan over 100,000 units in their first week, and who knows? One of them might just score an upset.

This Week’s Top 20 Albums:

01-“Black Ice” AC/DC

02-“High School Musical 3” Soundtrack

03-“Paper Trail” T.I.

04-“Lucky Old Sun” Kenny Chesney

05-“Death Magnetic” Metallica

06-“Rock & Roll Jesus” Kid Rock

07-“The Sound” Mary Mary

08-“Year of the Gentleman” Ne-Yo

09-“Jennifer Hudson” Jennifer Hudson

10-“Tha Carter III” Lil’ Wayne

11-“19” Adele

12-“Good Girl Gone Bad” Rihanna

13-“A Little Bit Longer” Jonas Brothers

14-“We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things” Jason Mraz

15-“The Recession” Young Jeezy

16-“Covers” James Taylor

17-“Gossip in the Grain” Ray LaMontagne

18-“Damn Right Rebel Proud” Hank Williams III

19-“Love on the Inside” SugarLand

20-“Fearless” Jazmine Sullivan