Photo Credit: Janet Jackson/Instagram

Janet Jackson just turned 55 today and she celebrated by partnering with Julien’s Auctions to sell over 1,000 of her professional and personal items with a portion of the proceeds going to Compassion International. Julien’s Auctions has sold items from Cher, her brother Michael and twice broke the Guiness World Record for most expensive dress to include Marilyn Monroe’s Happy Birthday Mister President gown.

Janet’s full Scream wardrobe sold for $270,000. The 1995 music video at the time was the most expensive in history, hence the price tags for the items sold and of course because they belonged to Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty. And everything sold above asking price. The description for the Scream outfit read, “A black circular ‘bubble’ textured fabric long-sleeve shirt by Dexter Wong, a pair of black patent leather pants, and a pair of black patent leather over-the-ankle chunky low-heel boots by El Dantes in Spain, size 37/38,” and sold for $125,000. The asking price was $4,000 to $6,000.

Other items sold were Janet’s Rhythm Nation tour jacket which went for $81,250 instead of the original $4,000 to $6,000 asked. Her 1956 Chevrolet pickup truck hit a high bid of $112,000 instead of the $70,000 estimate. Her 6x platinum plaque for Rhythm Nation 1814 sold for $30,000, far exceeding the $800-$1,200 original estimate.

A notable person present to buy some of her things and that was Kim Kardashian. She dropped $25,000 on the two-piece ensemble from Janet’s “If” video. She took to her Instagram story bubbling over with excitement saying, “For @janetjackson’s bday bc I’m such a fan I can’t believe I won this outfit on @juliens_auctions.” And this isn’t her first Jackson item she’s purchased. Back in 2019 she and Kanye purchased a Michael Jackson jacket for North for Christmas. We’re sure it’ll be a couple years before she can fit it but at least she’s got it.

All in all it certainly sounds like Janet’s birthday was a success with so many people trying to get a piece of her legacy. Miss Jackson, if you can hear us, we wish you many more.