It's something Poirier sees as a compliment, despite his perhaps too-traditional competition.
"Having that song nominated in the reggae category at the Junos is a nice statement that the Junos are making," he says. "Without judging what they have in the category, that track stands out as being very particular."
However, the artist won't be in attendance when the envelopes are opened and winners are announced.
"No, I'll attend by TV," he says with a laugh during a Toronto tour stop. "We thought about it but it's very hard right now because I'm touring across Canada from Halifax to Victoria. The Junos are in St. John's, Newfoundland so it's not quite close to Montreal. If it was Ottawa or Toronto, it would be easier."
Other nominees in the category include Carl Henry III for 'American Dream,' Dubmatix featuring Prince Blanco for 'Gonna Be Alright,' Kim Davis for 'Show Me the Way' and Tanya Mullings for 'Breaking Up.'
"It won't change anything for me in my normal life, but it's something you can feel like a little achievement," Poirier adds. "Awards are awards, they are nothing else. It's nice to have them and you always wish but it's already like a little victory just to be nominated. It's quite unique. I mean honestly I don't think we're going to win and I won't cry. But if I cry I'll tell you and let you know."