New Music Fridays is an exciting, yet daunting prospect for any music lover.

It’s essentially a weekly holiday when popular artists and fresh faces release their latest deals around the world, and flood streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of acoustic goodies. But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before they update their playlists? There is just too much good stuff out there! (And if we’re being honest, usually a few stinkers too.)

As it turns out, we do. Welcome to The MixtapE!

Somehow it’s March already. We can’t believe it either.

But while we keep puzzling over how time no longer matters, the music industry kept pumping out the hits. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, this week we dedicated the oversized edition of The MixtapE! to the women who record in every genre and have proven they are at the top of the game. These are our tips for the best of the best.