Buzz Bites (5/14/12): Stream Kimbra’s ‘Vows’ Album Ahead of Its Release

+ New Zealander Kimbra gained international attention for her part in Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” and now her solo debut album, Vows, will be released Stateside. Stream the jazzy pop, R&B and soul concoction now. (NPR)

+ Check out Usher performing “Scream” and “Climax” during “Saturday Night Live.” Both songs hail from his forthcoming Looking 4 Myself, which drops on June 12. (Rap-Up)

+ In celebration of “SNL”‘s 100th Digital Short, Justin Bieber joined cast member Andy Samberg for a montage of clips featuring Lady Gaga, Natalie Portman and Michael Bolton. Samberg and Justin Timberlake reprised “Dick in a Box”; Usher also joined the fun. (Rolling Stone)

+ Peep Big K.R.I.T.‘s performance of  ”I Got This,” which hails from his forthcoming album, Live From the Underground, out June 5. He was backed by The Roots for his “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” appearance. (Rap-Up)

+ William Balfour was found guilty for the murders of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson; brother, Jason Hudson; and her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. He will serve a life sentence without the possibility for parole. (MTV News)

+ Bass player/songwriter Donald “Duck” Dunn, who was a member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. & The MG’s, passed away at the age of 70 yesterday. (Billboard)

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