Don’t miss Arctic Monkeys’ performance at T in the Park, tonight!

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T in the Park wrapped up another day of their 2014 festival with some big name acts.

Headlined by Calvin Harris, crowds flocked in their thousands to soak in the musical musings on stage. Even the pouring rain wasn’t enough to deter the revellers from having a boogie from within the Scottish fields.

With a line-up which also included Biffy Clyro, Rudimental and Manic Street Preachers, many are already hailing this year’s event as the best ever.

Today’s Main stage: Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Paul Weller, Bastille, Kaiser Chiefs, Kodaline, Newton Faulkner, Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Radio One stage: Disclosure, Tinie Tempah, Above & Beyond, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Chance the Rapper, Reverend & the Makers and Inspiral Carpets.

Plus more acts including Example at the Slam Tent and King Tut’s Tent.

For those who weren’t lucky enough to get their hands on tickets, BBC Three is providing coverage of all the goings on over the weekend. Tune in to BBC Three at 10pm tonight to hear tracks from Arctic Monkeys headline performance from T in The Park.

Here’s a playlist of T In The Park’s Performances so far.

Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, best-selling album of 2014 so far

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Coldplay’s sixth studio album has been named the biggest-selling album of the year so far.

Ghost Stories has sold over 375,000 copies since its release in May to beat Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon and Arctic Monkey’s AM, according to the Official Charts Company.

The second biggest-selling album is Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love, which has sold over 329,000 copies since April.

Ellie Goudling’s Halcyon is in third position after the singer reissued an expanded version of her album Halcyon Days, which includes her number one single “Burn”.

Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction is fourth, while Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour completes the top five with sales of over 228,000 copies since its release in May.

Ed Sheeran’s X has been named the twelfth best-selling album of the year so far after just one week on sale.

The album sold over 182,000 copies during its first week of release and is currently the fastest-selling record of 2014 so far.

One Direction’s Midnight Memories was named the biggest-selling album of 2013, with sales of over 685,000.

The top-selling albums of 2014 so far

1- Coldplay, Ghost Stories

2- Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love

3- Ellie Goulding, Halcyon

4- Paloma Faith, A Perfect Contradiction

5- Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour

6- Pharrell Williams, Girl

7- Bastille, Bad Blood

8- London Grammar, If You Wait

9- Beyonce, Beyonce

10- Arctic Monkeys, AM

10 Best Albums of 2014 (So Far). According to Billboard.

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From heartbreaking R&B to swaggering psychedelic to blunted rap to all-encompassing country, 2014 has already contained an amazingly diverse array of full-length statements. After many repeated listens and an argument (or two), the Billboard staff combined to decide which 10 albums you absolutely need to hear at 2014’s halfway point. Check out what they chose as the 10 best albums of 2014 (so far).

Eric Church, «The Outsiders»

The quintessential outlaw pushed himself into unknown territory with his fourth studio album, offering nuance and tenderness alongside stomping anthems and pushing Eric Church into a new class of country superstardom.

Lykke Li, «I Never Learn»

The lonely woman at the center of Lykke Li’s third album may not look anything like the flirtatious pixie from 2008 debut «Youth Novels,» but the Swedish singer-songwriter is still pumping out massive hooks and powerful turns-of-phrase — it’s just that the shades are much darker now.

The Black Keys, «Turn Blue»

The long-awaited follow-up to the Black Keys’ breakthrough album «El Camino» found Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney exploring seductive psych-rock with a degree of self-assuredness that the duo has always sported when stowing another genre into its bag of tricks.

Pharrell Williams, «G I R L»

Pharrell sounds re-invigorated on «G I R L» compared to his flat solo debut «In My Mind,» placing the rhymes aside and instead operating as a funky master of ceremonies alongside Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and Daft Punk.

The War on Drugs, «Lost In The Dream»

The Philadelphia rockers created something wholly unique with «Lost In The Dream,» their towering follow-up to 2011’s «Slave Ambient» that expertly mixed long, luxurious song structures with compact hooks straight out of your favorite 70s radio block.

Freddie Gibbs + Madlib, «Pinata»

The Indiana rapper and oddball producer teamed up for a devastating combination of rhymes and beats reminiscent of Madlib’s career highlight, 2004’s «Madvillainy.»

Sam Smith, «In The Lonely Hour»

The velvety voice of Sam Smith was earning plenty of buzz before «In The Lonely Hour» arrived in June, but the U.K. singer’s debut album met all expectations, as Smith showcased his various vulnerabilities over sumptuous production and with a magnetic vocal presence.

Sylvan Esso, «Sylvan Esso»

The folk-pop musings of Sylvan Esso have been 2014’s best slow-grower so far — the weight of each song on this self-titled album sneaks up on the listener, masked in technicolor beats and guitar whispers, with Amelia Meath’s lilting voice often provoking a heartfelt response.

Lana Del Rey, «Ultraviolence»

No longer a joke for the Tumblr generation, Lana Del Rey defiantly proved her artistic merit by releasing one of the most hypnotic pop albums of the year, a balled-up collection of contradictions that one can’t help but try to unravel.

Damon Albarn, «Everyday Robots»

After years of steering Blur, Gorillaz and various other projects, Damon Albarn decided to finally shine the spotlight on himself and produced an album’s worth of playful ideas, unexpected introspection and fascinating reflections, with the help of his pals Brian Eno and Richard Russell.