Janet Jackson celebrates 55th birthday by saying goodbye to possessions

Janet Jackson is turning 55 on Sunday, and to commemorate her upcoming birthday, the icon is saying farewell to some of her most meaningful possessions in an auction.

The three-day auction, “Iconic Treasures From the Legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson,” will be held May 14-16 by Julien’s Auctions.

Fans will see some of her most memorable items up for grabs, including a coat worn by Jackson on her 1990 Rhythm Nation Tour, red carpet appearance gowns, personal items and many other treasures.

According to Julien’s Auctions, Jackson will auction more than 1,000 items from throughout her life.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Compassion International, an organization that helps children escape from poverty.

Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966, in Gary, Indiana. She is the youngest of 10 children, including her brother Michael Jackson.

Janet Jackson was honored with the BMI Icon Award in 2018, which took place in Atlanta.

She joined the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, joining her famous brothers. The Jackson 5 were inducted in 1997, while Michael was inducted a second time as a solo artist in 2001.

Jackson is one of the world’s best-selling artists. She holds the record for the most consecutive top-10 entries on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist, with 18.