New Yorkers are accustomed to seeing strange things on their daily subway commutes. But how about an A-list pop star in a glittery, glamorous gown?

Mariah Carey showed her fans that she's just one of us by posting on her Instagram account two photos showing her riding the NYC subway after attending the Fresh Air Fund gala Thursday night. The difference between us and her, though? We're usually not wearing expensive dresses.

In one photo, we see Mariah with a big smile and a sparkly blue dress sitting in a subway car. The caption reads: "Glimpses of our joyride on the 1 train #subwayincouture"

In the second picture, we see Mariah hanging with producer and musician Jermaine Dupri along with BET president Stephen Hill.

It's been a big week for Carey, as she released her latest album, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse,' on Tuesday and also received the Pop Icon Award at the 2014 World Music Awards for having sold 200 million records.

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