Nas's 10th album, Life Is Good sold 19,000 copies in its 4th week in stores, and is now at a total of 245,000. The rate at which the albums sales is dropping every week, it would be almost impossible for Nas to make it to Gold status with this one.
He let his followers know on twitter 2 days ago that a video for "Bye Baby" is coming soon. I think making that track a single is a very wise decision as a lot of people have picked that as their favourite off the album. The song is straight from the heart, so it is bound to catch a lot of people's attention. Maybe this move would boost sales a little...even if it just steadies the sales at 20k a week, it would help it go Gold in a couple of weeks.