The nominees are in for the fourth annual American Country Awards, and to the surprise of no one at all, Taylor Swift leads the way with eight nominations.

The 23-year-old megastar, who somehow failed to actually win one last year, is up for Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for her song, "Begin Again."

After news of Lou Reed's death broke early Sunday, many celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the Velvet Underground frontman and rock icon.

"The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet… I’ve lost my ‘school-yard buddy,'" wrote Reed's Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale on Facebook.

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A message was sent clearly and loudly to Ke$ha this weekend: the show must not go on.

The eccentric singer was forced to cancel a concert in Malaysia because authorities deemed her antics, songs and attire as too racy for that nation's conservative norms - and Ke$ha was far from happy about it.

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